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Travel Ethiopia


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.


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Ethiopia basics:
  • 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.


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Airlines:

British Midland British Midland operates from UK to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines Ethiopian Airlines operates to/from many international & domestic destinations

Air France Air France operates from Paris to Addis Ababa

Lufthansa Lufthansa operates from Frankfurt to Addis Ababa

United Airlines United Airlines operates from New York to Addis Ababa

KLM KLM operates from Amsterdam to Addis Ababa

Kenya Airways Kenya Airways operates from Nairobi to Addis Ababa

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