Natural resources in Ethiopia

Natural resources in Ethiopia

The natural resources in Ethiopia include;


Iron ore deposits are estimated at 20 million tons in the country per annum


Ethiopia produces about 300,000 tons of marine and mined salt annually.


Potash deposit are estimated at l million tons per year

Blue Nile

1 percent of the estimated annual surface water of 110 billion cubic metres is used for irrigation and hydropower and it is mainly from Blue Nile.

Other natural resources include;

  • Copper
  • Petroleum
  • Gold
  • Natural gas
  • Hydro power

National parks in Ethiopia

Ethiopia has five National Parks which include; Awash National Park, Bale National Park, Gambela National Park, Omo National Park and Simien.

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