What To Do In Ethiopia

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Ethiopia is a country situated in the Horn of Africa. It is the second-most populous nation in Africa (after Nigeria), bordered by Eritrea to the north, Djibouti to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, and Sudan to the west. Ethiopia is the oldest independent country in Africa and the second-oldest official Christian nation in the world after Armenia. Ethiopia is also the 10th richest country in Africa.

For the most part, Ethiopia is safe. Avoid traveling to the eastern part of the country beyond the city of Harar. The Somali separatist groups occasionally launch a guerilla attack. Remember that Ethiopia is a relatively low-crime country compared to Kenya, Mexico and South Africa. Most expats who go there are US military personnel actively training the Ethiopian army's anti-terrorism unit. Many others are Chinese, Indian or Malaysian representatives of oil companies, who have been targeted in major guerilla attacks resulting in dozens of casualties.

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Vital Stats

Region Info North Africa
Population 330.5 million
Highest Altitude 4,550 m
Ras Dejen, Ethiopia 14,928 ft
Lowest Altitude -153 m
Lac Assal, Djibouti -502 ft
Lowest Temperature -24.0 °C
Ifrane, Morocco (1935) -11.2 °F
Highest Temperature 57.8 °C
Al 'Aziziyah, Libya (1922) 136.0 °F

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