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Ethiopia

Project about the culture of Ethiopia
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Sarah May

on 26 April 2010

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Ethiopia This is the Ethiopian flag. The Ethiopian flag was adopted on February 6, 1996. The current flag and emblem were adopted after the defeat of the Marxist Mengistu regime. The emblem is intended to represent diversity and unity of the country. The star represents diversity and unity, and the sun's rays symbolize prosperity. This is a political map of Ethiopia. :) People [: Population:85,237,338 ; World Ranking:14 Birth Rate:43.66/1000 people ; World Ranking:7 Death Rate:11.55/1000 people ; World Ranking:40 Life expectancy at birth; 55.41 males:52.92 females:57.97 Percent of adult population with HIV/AIDS: 2.1 Ethnic Groups; Oromo, Amara, Tigraway, Somalie, Guragie, Sidoma, Welaita, Other. Religions: Christian, Muslim, Traditional, Other. Languages: Amarigna, Oromigna, Trigrina, Somalina, Gauragna, Sidaminga, Hadiyigna, English, Other. Total population literacy rate: 42.7 Currency (money):Ethiopian Birr Value compared to one US Dollar: $1 = 13.49 EB Percent of people who live in urban areas: 17% Country & Government Area/size ranking compared to the other countries of the world: 27 Relative size: Slightly less than twice the size of texas. Climate: Tropical monsoon with wide topographic induced variation. Terrain: High plateau with central mountain range divided by Great Rift Valley. Elevation extremes: Low; Danakil Depression- 125 miles high ; Ras Dejen- 4,533 miles high. Natural Resources: Gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower. Type of Government: Federal Republic Suffrage: 18 years old/Universal Individuals at the head of government: Prime
Minister Meles Zenawi Economy [: Number of;
Cell phones: 3.168 million
TV stations: 1
Radio stations: 9
Internet users: 136 GDP;
(Per capita) : $900
(Composition by sector) Agriculture:43.8 Types of products: Cereals, pulses, coffee, oilseed, cotton, sugarcane, potatoes, flowers, hides, cattle, sheep, goats, fish. Industry&Types; Food processing, beverages, textiles, leather, chemicals, cement. Unemployment rate: N/A Population below poverty line: 38.7 Culture :) Art: Abstract
Religious Music: Music group; Tigrayans -- Smooth, circular dance routine to slow music.
Instruments; Masingo (Violin) ; Washint (Bamboo flute) Food: Spicy veggies and meat, usually in a stew. Other facts: Ethiopia is as big as France & Spain combined.
Major religion is christianity
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