Ethiopia
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Capital
Addis Ababa

Area
435,184 sq mi
1,127,127 sq km


Population
66,557,553 est 2003

Largest city
Addis Ababa
pop. 2,716,200


Languages
Amharic (official), English, Orominga, Tigrigna, Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic

Peoples
Oromo 40%, Amhara and Tigre 32%, Sidamo 9%, Shankella 6%, Somali 6%, Afar 4%, Gurage 2%

Religion
Islam 45%-50%, Ethiopian Orthodox 35%-40%, animist 12%

Life Expectancy
total population: 40.88 years
male: 40.03 years
female: 41.75 years (2004 est.)


Literacy
total population: 42.7%
male: 50.3%
female: 35.1% (2003 est.)


Suffrage
18 years of age; universal

Government
Federal Republic


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