Background and Geography of Ethiopia


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Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world and the second-most populated nation on the African continent located in east central 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

Land area in Ethiopia

Agriculture:                 701,540 square kilometres

Forest:                         127,180 square kilometres

Water:                         104,300 square kilometres

National Parks:            186,663 square kilometres

Total land area:         1,119,683 square kilometres

Districts

Ethiopia has 770 districts. The districts are within the 9 regions and Oromia Region being the largest region covering 284,537 square kilometres and Harari region is the smallest covering only 333 square kilometres

Mountains

Ethiopia has over 40 mountains with the highest being Ras Dejen standing at 4,620 meters and the second highest is Ābune Yosēf at 4,260 meters

Longest River

Nile River is the longest river in Ethiopia and also in the world

Largest Lake

Lake Tana covering an area of 3,673 square kilometres

National Parks

Ethiopia has 5 national parks; Yangudi Rassa National Park is the largest national park in the country covering 4,700-square kilometres

 

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