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Ethiopia National Anthem

March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia

Respect for citizenship is strong in our Ethiopia;
National pride is seen, shining from one side to another.
For peace, for justice, for the freedom of peoples,
In equality and in love we stand united.
Firm of foundation, we do not dismiss humanness;
We are peoples who live through work.
Wonderful is the stage of tradition, mistress of proud heritage,
Mother of natural virtue, mother of a valorous people.
We shall protect you - we have a duty;
Our Ethiopia, live! And let us be proud of you!
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Capital
Addis Ababa

Area
1,104,300 sq km

Currency
Ethiopian Birr
ETB

Emergency numbers
Ambulance: 92
Fire: 93
Police: 91

Languages
Oromo 33.8%
Amharic 29.3%
Somali 6.2%
Tigrigna (Tigrinya) 5.9%
Sidamo 4%
Wolaytta 2.2%
Gurage 2%
Afar 1.7%
Hadiyya 1.7%
Gamo 1.5%
Gedeo 1.3%
Opuuo 1.2%
Kafa 1.1%
Other 8.1%
English (major foreign language taught in schools)
Arabic

Government
Ethiopia Government

Population
114,963,588
Latest population

Ethiopia Political parties
Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Democratic Front
Founded May 1988
Website : http://www.eprdf.org.et

Tigrayan People's Liberation Front
Founded : 18 February 1975
Website : None

Oromo Peoples' Democratic Organization
Founded : March 1982
Website : http://www.opdo.org.et/

Coalition for Unity and Democracy
Founded : 2004
Website : http://www.kinijitethiopia.org/index_november_2007.html

Ethiopian Democratic Party
Founded : 1974
Website : www.edponline.org

United Ethiopian Democratic Forces
Founded : 2005
Website : www.hebret.org

Ethiopian Democratic Party
Founded : 1974
Website : www.edponline.org

Somali People's Democratic Party
Founded : 1998
Website : http://www.spdp.org.et

Other partis

Afar Revolutionary Democratic Unity Front
Afar National Democratic Party
Argoba Nationality Democratic Organization
All Ethiopian Unity Party
All-Ethiopia Socialist Movement
All-Amhara People's Organization
Amhara National Democratic Movement (ANDM)
Benishangul-Gumuz People's Democratic Unity Front
Gambela People's Democratic Movement
Ethiopian Democratic League
Ethiopian Social Democratic Party
Hareri National League
Rainbow Ethiopia: Movement for Democracy and Social Justice
Oromo People's Congress
Oromo Federalist Democratic Movement
Southern Ethiopian People's Democratic Movement
Sheko and Mezenger People's Democratic Unity Organization

Religions
Ethiopian Orthodox 43.5%
Muslim 33.9%
Protestant 18.5%
Traditional 2.7%
Catholic 0.7%
Other 0.6%

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Where is Ethiopia located in this large world ?
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Interesting facts
Ethiopia is about 7.5 years behind the United Kingdom.

Ethiopians measure time from when the sun rises and count time on the opposite side of the clock.

There are over 80 different languages spoken in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian children must learn both their tribal language and the country’s official language of Amharic.

The legendary Ark of the Covenant, the relic said to hold the 10 Commandments, is claimed to be housed in a church in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is one of only two nations in the world never to have been occupied.

Ever heard Rastafarians talking about Haile Selassie?

Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with its own alphabet.

The oldest fossil skeleton of a human was discovered in Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Abebe Bikila was the first African to win gold in the Olympic Games.