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Location is defined as a particular place or position. Their are two types of location; absolute and relative.

Ethiopias continent

Ethiopias relative locatation is west of Somalia, north of Kenya.

Addis Ababa (Ethiopias capital) Ethiopias capitals absolute location is 8.9806° N, 38.7578° E.

Addis Ababa is a quickly evolving city who's recent economic growth is one of Africa's greatest success stories.
A look into Ethiopias travel guide.
Despite being close to the equator, the temperature in addis never gets that hot. Even in the cities hottest month the average temperature is 77F.
You might not think Ethiopia is diverse, but it is extremely diverse. Their are several large ethnic groups within the city.
Ethiopia has many landforms. Here are a few of my personal favorites , shield volcano(upper left corner)one of many islands(upper right corner) and one of Ethiopias peaceful lakes.(bottom center)

The dry season runs from September through to march which is the best time to travel to Ethiopia.

Beautiful time to explore the great dry outdoors here in Ethiopia.

The long rains run from July through to the end of September. Their are short rains in April and May called the "belg".

Moderate rain clouds.

But overall Ethiopias climate is typically mild like weather.

Temperature usually consists of 70F.
Ethiopia is located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to the west, and Kenya to the south.
There are three bodies of water that border Ethiopia. They are the Red Sea, the Pacific Ocean,and the Gulf of Eden.
Place: What is it like to live in the country? Place is an area that is defined by everything in it.
The main religions in Ethiopia are Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Paganism. Ethiopia is a predominantly Christian country and the majority of Christians are Orthodox Tewahedo Christians, who belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church.
Celebrations in Ethiopia are great and colorful events, mostly religious, and frequently take place over several days. Important Christian holidays include Meskal, Christmas, Timkat, Kiddus Yohannes and Easter. Timkat, which marks Christ's baptism, is the most colorful event of the year.

Ethiopia is a composite of more than 70 ethnic groups. Here are just a few. The Oromo (Galla) group represents approximately 40% of the population and is concentrated primarily in the southern half of the nation. The Amhara and Tigrean groups constitute approximately 32% of the population and have traditionally been dominant politically. The Sidamo of the southern foothills and savanna regions account for 9%, while the Shankella make up about 6% of the population

The Amhara group
The Galla
The sidamo
The government of Ethiopia is structured in the form of a federal parliamentary republic, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government. Executive power is exercised by the government while legislative power is vested in the Parliament. The Judiciary is more or less independent of the executive and the legislature.
The key natural resources of Ethiopia include gold, copper and platinum.

Human-Environmental Interaction: How do people affect the environment? Human environment interaction refers to the ways people change their environment and how the environment changes them.

Some of the major crops Ethiopia grows are coffee,grains,flowers,corn and cotton.
Over 80% of the Ethiopian population are working as a farmer. Some women sell fruit on the street. Though a typical job for children would be working on the fields or tending livestock.

Endangered species

The Ethiopian wolfs shifting agriculture and climate change are the main causes for this creature’s low numbers.
The Nubian Ibex long hornes make this specie classified as vulnerable.
The hunting for bushmeat makes the spotted-necked otter endangered.
The Great Rift Valley is geologically active and susceptible to earthquakes. Hot springs and active volcanoes are found in its extreme east close to the Red Sea. Elsewhere, the land is subject to erosion, overgrazing, deforestation, and frequent droughts. Water shortages are common in some areas during the dry season. The causes of degradation are primarily the demand for more land for agriculture, fuel and construction as well as for grazing grounds.

Region: How do geographers compare and contrast places?A region can be defined by natural or artificial features.

Education in Ethiopia is less than satisfactory. The number of student who get education is drastically low. But Ethiopia does offer some basic education for those looking to succeed. Their have primary education (elementary school),middle education (junior elementary),secondary education (senior education)and tertiary education (higher education).

Ethiopias current population is at 103,468,699

-recorded population amount at 2:20pm on February 23rd.

Ethiopias area in square miles measures out to be 426,400 mi².

Ethiopias GDP per capita is 505.05 USD.

The life expectancy in Ethiopia for males is 63. Females life expectancy is 67.

The literacy rate in Ethiopia is male: 57.2% and the females literacy rate is 41.1%.

Ethiopia is in the tropical zone laying between the Equator and the Tropic of Cancer.

Movement: How people,goods,and ideas move into and out of a place? Movement can be defined as the study of movement of people,goods and ideas from one place to another.

Some of Ethiopias major exporters are coffee,gold,leather products,khat,and oil seeds. Some major imports are food,animals,machinery,fuel,vehicles and textiles.
The green-yellow-red flag appeared in 06 October 1897. It was the flag of Ethiopia that became the basis for the Pan African colours. Before the end of the Ethiopian Empire the colours were interpreted as: red for power and faith; yellow for church, peace, natural wealth and love; and green for land and hope.

The green-yellow-red flag appeared in 06 October 1897. It was the flag of Ethiopia that became the basis for the Pan African colours. Before the end of the Ethiopian Empire the colours were interpreted as: red for power and faith; yellow for church, peace, natural wealth and love; and green for land and hope.

The most advanced form of banking in Africa's second most populous country is an ATM - there are no credit cards and no international banking systems. This makes app stores like Google Play and Apple's Appstore inaccessible. Mobile money, which has taken off places like Kenya, has only just arrived, but with significant limitations. Skype and other VoIP (voice over internet protocol) services are banned for business purposes.

Transportation in Ethiopia


Current Events: What newsworthy events are taking place in Ethiopia?

Ethiopia has imposed severe regulations under a new six-month "state of emergency" as it faces unprecedented levels of unrest across the country, a first in the government's 25-year rule.

Travel Brochure

The country has been praised for its outstanding natural beauty, dramatic landscapes and ancient culture.

Even the animals enjoy Ethiopia.
Sight seeing from way up.
Some kids backpacking in nature.
Nice water venue.

Day in a life

Story of high school student growing up in Ethiopia.

"My parents divorced when I was 5 years old. My father left us and I have never heard from him again. A few years later also my mother left and made me stay with my grandmother. Each day I dream that one day my parents will come back and that the family will reunite, but it doesn’t happen. I still live with my grandmother and two of my uncles. My uncles smoke a lot and they drink and there is not much happiness in my life. But I am a very good student and I study each free minute of the day so one day I will be able to go to university and lead a better life."

Students in a classroom.

I think what's the most remarkable of all, is how these kids still have a warm smile at the end of the day through all the hardship they go through. These kids have dreams and hope that one day they'll be free from all the disaster, and the only way to do that is education. Kids in the us take education not as serious as they should. We should use it as an advantage.instead of looking at it as a punishment.

School structures.
The ability to find beauty in everything through all the bad times is important for Ethiopian children.


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