Ethiopia or Abyssinia, is a country found in African continent to the eastern part called the horn of Africa, between 3° -15° latitude and 33°-45° longitude laying between the equator and the tropic of cancer.
It is a country that human being is started and for this regard called the cradle of mankind, origin of coffee, 13th months of sunshine with its own calendar following the Julian calendar (. 7 years,8 months and 6 hours back from Gregorian calendar).
It is the only country in Africa which is not colonized by foreign power.
Ethiopia is the 9th largest country in the world with 1.12 million km² area, a mountainous country with 22 picks more than 4000m above sea level where as the highest point is 4620 masl and the lowest point is 116 mbsl in the Danakil depression. About 10 rivers more than 7000km including Blue Nile River.
The country is rich in history (3000 years), nature, culture( there are more than 85 ethnic groups in the country with their culture, language, customs and tradition), events and festivals( Meskel, Timket,Genna, Mewl’id, Arafa, bull jumping, Erecha, Shaday….)
Ethiopia is also the place where people with different religion live together harmoniously. Christianity was declared to be the state religious in the 4thcentury and Islam introduced to the country in the 7th c. now Ethiopia is the second country in the world by number of Muslims as minority religious next to India.
The official language in the country is Amharic while Oromifa,Tigrigna and Guragegna are spoken widely.