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National Parks

National Parks

Simien Mountains National Parks The Simien Mountain massif is a broad plateau, cut off to the north and west by an enormous single crag over 60 kilometers long. To the south, the tableland slopes gently down to 2,200 meters, divided…

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Omo River

Omo River

The Omo Valley is virtually free of human habitation but it is rich in palaeo-anthropological remains. According to research conducted by the University of California at Berkeley, hominid remains from the Omo Valley probably date back more than four million…

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Ertale Active Volcano

Ertale active volcano

Erta Ale: Volcano type- Shield volcano; Location- Danakil Depression (Ethiopia), 13.60 0N/ 40.67 0E; Summit elevation- 613 m (2,011 ft); Last eruptions- 1873 (?), 1903 (?), 1904 (?), 1906, 1940, 1967-2004, 2005- ongoing; Typical eruption style- Effusive. Persistent Lava Lake.…

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Dallol Depression

Dallol Depression

The Danakil (Afar) Depression; is a geological depression near the Horn of Africa, in the northern Ethiopia, One of mostly geologically active. Afar is well known as one of the cradles of hominids, containing the Middle Awash, site of many…

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Ethiopian Wildlife

Ethiopian Wildlife

Gelada Baboon This striking and unmistakable baboon is the most common of Ethiopia's endemic large mammal species, with the population estimated by some as high as 400.000. The male is a spectacularly handsome beast, possessed of an imposing¬†golden mane and…

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Sof Omar Cave

Sof Omar Cave

Sof Omar, a tiny Muslim village in Bale, is the site of an amazing complex of natural caves, cut by the Weyb River as it found its way into the nearby mountains. The settlement, which is a religious site, is…

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The Blue Nile Water Fall

The Blue Nile Water Fall

The Blue Nile is a river originating at Lake Tana in Ethiopia. With the White Nile, the river is one of the two major tributaries of the Nile. The upper reaches of the river is called the Abbay in Ethiopia,…

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Festivals And Events

Festivals and Events

Meskel (Finding of the True Cross) Meskel is an annual religious holiday in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church commemorating the discovery of the True Cross by Queen Helena (saint Helena)in the fourth century. It occurs on the 17th day of Meskerem…

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Religion

Religion

The main religions in Ethiopia are Christianity, Islam, Judaism and Paganism. Ethiopia is a predominantly Christian country and the majority of Christians are Orthodox Tewahedo Christians, who belong to the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church. There are a minority of Christians:…

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PEOPLE AND ETHNIC GROUPS

PEOPLE AND ETHNIC GROUPS

Ethiopia's population is highly diverse. Most of its people speak a Semitic or Cushitic language. The Oromo, Amhara, and Tigreans make up more than three-fourths of the population, but there are more than 80 different ethnic groups with their own…

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