STATUS: Nationalized Work
CHURCHES: 26 Churches
Career Missionaries Louis & Martha Johnson
ETHIOPIA – Country Information
Ethiopia has a population of 108,113,150 people as of 2020.
1.100.000 sq km / 424,712 sq mi (almost twice the size of Texas)
The capital city, Addis Ababa, is the largest city in the nation.
Ethiopia has a highly diverse population with over 80 different ethnic groups.
43.5% Ethiopian Orthrodox
2.7% Traditional Beliefs
0.6% Other / Non-religious
Amharic is the official language but there are 90 different languages spoken in Ethiopia due to its diversity.
Ethiopia is known for the Great Rift Valley, the Blue Nile, and is home to both highlands and lowlands.
Ethiopia has a mixed economy with a large public sector. The government is in the process of privatizing many of the state-owned businesses and moving towards a money market economy.
Introduced in the 4th century, the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is one of the oldest Christian organizations in the world.
Ethiopia is Africa’s oldest independent country. Other than a five-year occupation by Mussolini’s Italy, it has never been colonized. Ethiopia is also the second largest country in terms of population with only 20% living in urban areas and 80% rural.
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