Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa and is the oldest nation within borders bearing some resemblance to those that existed 500 years ago.
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Addis Ababa is the capital and largest city of Ethiopia. It has a population of 3.4 million.
Lalibela is a rural town of 15,000 people in a stunning setting at an elevation of 2,600 m in the midst of the Lasta mountains in the eastern highlands of Northern Ethiopia.
Axum is a city of 56,000 in the
region of Ethiopia, just south of
, with which it shares the language of Tigrinya.
Oromia is the largest region of Ethiopia, stretching from the western border almost to the eastern border, and down to the southern border.
Amhara is a region of northern Ethiopia.
Tigray is the northernmost region of Ethiopia. It is the homeland of the Tigray people, who speak the Tigrinya language.
Southern Ethiopia, formally the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and Peoples Region, is one of the divisions of Ethiopia.
Afar is a region in the north-east of Ethiopia, which borders
. The new town of Semera on the paved highway from Awash to Assab has been the capital since 2007, replacing the previous capital, Asayita.
If you are looking for the Somali language, check the Somali phrasebook. Somali is the southeasternmost region of Ethiopia, home to much of the country's Somali population.
Benishangul-Gumaz is a sparsely populated and poor region in the north-west of Ethiopia, little visited because of its poor roads and backward infrastructure.
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