Ethiopia Travel Guide: Country & Destination Information for Visiting

Updated: 2019-08-17.

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is a country in eastern Africa, with Sudan and South Sudan to its west, Eritrea and Djibouti to its north, Somalia to its east, and Kenya to its south.

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Ethiopia Travel Information & Key Points

General points to know about the country of Ethiopia – demographics, important ages, phone numbers, key statistics, and more, whether you’re traveling there or not.

Capital: Addis Ababa

Population: 103 million (2019 estimate)

Language(s): Amharic, various regional languages

President: Sahle-Work Zewde

Prime Minister: Abiy Ahmed Ali

Currency: Ethiopian Birr (ETB)

Area: 1,104,300 km2 (426,400 mi2)

Dialing Code: +251

Time Zone: East Africa Time UTC+3 (EAT)

Demonym: Ethiopian (what is a demonym?)

Endonym: ʾĪtiyoṗṗya (their name for their country)

Emergency Number: 911

Drinking Age: 15 to purchase

Smoking Age: 18 to purchase

Age of Consent: 18

Drives on the: Right

Electricity & Adapter: 220 V, 50 Hz, Plug Types C / F (define)

ISO Country Code: ET