Ethiopia, this ancient country, old even before the time of Christ, is called the land of thirteen months of sunshine. The climate is balmy and pleasant with rain falling rarely except in the summer months.
Here, where the Queen of Sheba once ruled, primitive and modern cultures exist side by side. In the villages, families live in "tukels" made of stone with thatched roofs, and life goes on today much as it has for centuries.
In Addis Ababa, there are new white buildings of reinforced concrete in the midst of bustling, energetic people. Women with exquisite facial bone structure wear shamas, a gauzelike white fabric covering them from head to foot. Men wear either Ethiopian robes or Western dress.
It offers a wide range of tourist attractions with its ancient Sabian temples, the medieval castles of Gondar and its famous monolithic rock churches.
The diverse landscape varies from the Simien Mountains 4533m above sea level to the one of the hottest part of the world, the Danakil (Afar) Depression 120m below sea level.
Through the massive highland complex runs the Great Rift Valley creating huge diversity in climate, soil, vegetation and settlement patterns.
The open-air market of Addis Ababa is the largest and most exciting in all of Africa. The market seems to stretch for miles. Everything is on display, from clothing and household wares to treadle sewing machines.
Ethiopia is unique and the only place you will experience original unspoiled African culture, where you feel belonging and feel at home..
Ethiopia is one of the oldest and most lively, Christian civilizations of the world. Yet, there are still a variety of traditional,
colourful tribes found no where else.
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Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and one of the oldest in the world. It is also the second-oldest official Christian nation in the world after Armenia. It has long been an intersection between the civilizations of North Africa, the Middle East and Sub-Saharan Africa. Unique among African countries, Ethiopia was never colonized, maintaining its independence throughout the Scramble for Africa onward.
Ethiopia covers an area of 1,098,000 sq km and has a population of 82 million. The capital city is Addis Ababa it is also the most populous landlocked nation in the world. Ethiopia was formally known as Abyssinia, a name that lingers on because of the famous Abyssinian campaign in the World War II.
Ethiopia has close historical ties with all three of the world's major Abrahamic religions. It was one of the first areas of the world to have officially adopted Christianity as the state religion, in the 4th century. It still has a Christian majority, with over a third of the population Muslim. Ethiopia is the site of the first hijra in Islamic history and the oldest Muslim settlement in Africa at Negash.
Ethiopia is a beautiful country with contrasting nature, from the snow capped peaks of the Semen Mountains to the arid lands of low land desert the Denakle Depression. Its unique Land escape allows Ethiopia to have more endemic flora and fauna than any other region in Africa. Some 850 species of birds and 103 species of mammals have been recorded.
The Great Rift Valley is a remarkable region of volcanic lakes, famous for their flocks of birds. The national parks with their most diverse vegetation remained untouched with wilderness of Africa.