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Ethiopia Tour

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Ethiopia, in the Horn of Africa, is a rugged, landlocked country split by the Great Rift Valley. With archaeological finds dating back more than 3 million years, it’s a place of ancient culture.

Among its important sites are Lalibela with its rock-cut Christian churches from the 12th–13th centuries. Aksum is the ruins of an ancient city with obelisks, tombs, castles and Our Lady Mary of Zion church.

Ethiopia’s location gives it strategic dominance as a jumping off point in the Horn of Africa, close to the Middle East and its markets. Ethiopia is landlocked, bordering Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, and Sudan, and has been using neighboring Djibouti's main port for the last two decades. However, with the recent peace with Eritrea, Ethiopia is set to resume accessing the Eritrean ports of Assab and Massawa for its international trade. With more than 112 million people (2019), Ethiopia is the second most populous nation in Africa ,and the fastest growing economy in the region. However, it is also one of the poorest, with a per capita income of $850. Ethiopia aims to reach lower-middle-income status by 2025. Industry, mainly construction, and services accounted for most of the growth. Agriculture and manufacturing made lower contribution to growth.

Ethiopia has been experiencing the worst locust invasion in decades. This may undermine development gains and threaten the food security and livelihoods of millions of Ethiopians.

Facts about Ethiopia
  • Flattest Country in the world.
  • Ethiopia's national language is Amharic and has an interesting history. The origins of the language can be traced back to the first millennium B.C. Rumors suggest that the language itself was associated with King Solomon and the Queen of Sheba, although it's long been debated.
  • Ethiopia follows its own calendar system, most closely related to the Julian calendar.
  • Ethiopia is the only African country with its own alphabet, letters, and numbers that traces its origin back to Sabean.
  • Ethiopia claims to be the final resting place of The Ark of the Covenant.
  • Ethiopia is the second oldest Christian country in the world. We've provided various tales and lore of Ethiopia's deeply held religious beliefs.
  • The Maldives is a very diverse country when it comes to biological diversity. It hosts 5 of the 7 species of marine turtles in the world: The Olive Ridley turtles, the loggerhead, the leatherback, the green turtle and the hawksbill.
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