Travel Ethiopia - Ethiopia is in North Eastern Africa bordering Sudan in the north and north-west, Eritrea in the north and north-east, Djibouti in the east, Somalia to the east and south east and Kenya in the south.
Ethiopia has some of the highest and most stunning mountains on the African continent - the Simien mountains, and the lowest flats - the Danakil depression. However, the most distinctive feature is the Great Rift Valley, which runs through the entire length of the country.
- Formerly: Abyssinia
- Capital: Addis Ababa
- Area: 1,127,127 km2
- Population: 74,777,981
- Language: Amharic, Oromo, Tigrinya Guaragigna, Somali, Arabic, other local languages, English
- Currency: Birr (ETB)
- Electricity: 220V/50Hz (European & Italian plugs)
Ethiopia uses the Ethiopian calendar - 13 months per year
In Ethiopia, the 12-hour clock cycles do not begin at midnight and noon, but instead are offset six hours. Thus, Ethiopians refer to midnight (or noon) as 6 o'clock.
Note: Airline timetables are based on the 24-hour clock and use the Gregorian calendar.
British Midland operates from UK to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Ethiopian Airlines operates to/from many international & domestic destinations
Air France operates from Paris to Addis Ababa
Lufthansa operates from Frankfurt to Addis Ababa
United Airlines operates from New York to Addis Ababa
KLM operates from Amsterdam to Addis Ababa
Kenya Airways operates from Nairobi to Addis Ababa