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Ethiopia - Color Map
Explore the country of Ethiopia with the help of this handy color map.
Jan 3, 2005, 14:06
Ethiopia - Communications
Ethiopia is landlocked and was by agreement with Eritrea using the ports of Assab and Massawa; since the border dispute with Eritrea flared, Ethiopia has used the port of Djibouti for nearly all of its imports.
Jan 3, 2005, 14:29
Ethiopia - Economy
Ethiopia's poverty-stricken economy is based on agriculture, which accounts for half of GDP, 60% of exports, and 80% of total employment. The agricultural sector suffers from frequent drought and poor cultivation practices. Coffee is critical to the Ethiopian economy with exports of some $156 million in 2002, but historically low prices have seen many farmers switching to qat to supplement income.
Jan 3, 2005, 14:26
Ethiopia - Flag
Learn more about the flag of Ethiopia.
Jan 3, 2005, 14:10
Ethiopia - Geography
Ethiopia is located in Eastern Africa, west of Somalia.
Jan 3, 2005, 14:18
Ethiopia - Government
The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa.
Jan 3, 2005, 14:24
Ethiopia - Introduction
Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, one exception being the Italian occupation of 1936-41.
Jan 3, 2005, 14:14
Ethiopia - Learning Links
Explore these excellent resources for Ethiopia.
Aug 22, 2004, 21:29
Ethiopia - Military
Ethiopia is landlocked and has no navy; following the secession of Eritrea, Ethiopian naval facilities remained in Eritrean possession.
Jan 3, 2005, 14:33
Ethiopia - People
Population estimates of 67,851,281 for the country of Ethiopia explicitly take into account the effects of excess mortality due to AIDS; this can result in lower life expectancy, higher infant mortality and death rates, lower population and growth rates, and changes in the distribution of population by age and sex than would otherwise be expected (July 2004 est.)
Jan 3, 2005, 14:21
Ethiopia - Transnational Issues
Eritrea and Ethiopia agreed to abide by the 2002 independent boundary commission's delimitation decision, but demarcation has been delayed, despite intense international intervention, by Ethiopian insistence that the decision ignored "human geography," made technical errors in the delimitation, and incorrectly awarded Badme - the focus of the 1998-2000 war - and other areas to Eritrea and Eritrea's insistence on not deviating from the commission's decision.
Jan 3, 2005, 14:35