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Protection & Enforcement of IPRs in Ethiopia

Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Name in national languages
  • Amharic:የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ
    yeʾĪtiyoṗṗiya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk
    Oromo:Rippabliikii Federaalawaa Dimokraatawaa Itiyoophiyaa
    Somali:Jamhuuriyadda Dimuqraadiga Federaalka Itoobiya
    Afar:Ityoppiah Federalih Demokrasih Ummuno
    Tigrinya:ናይኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዴሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ
    nayi'ītiyop'iya fēdēralawī dēmokirasīyawī rīpebilīki
Anthem: 
ወደፊት ገስግሺ ፣ ውድ እናት ኢትዮጵያ
(English: "March Forward, Dear Mother Ethiopia")
Location of Ethiopia
Capital
and largest city
Addis Ababa
9°1′N 38°45′E / 9.017°N 38.750°E / 9.017; 38.750
Official languagesAfar
Amharic
Oromo
Somali
Tigrinya[1][2][3]
Ethnic groups
(2007[5][6])
Religion
Demonym(s)Ethiopian
GovernmentEthnofederalist[8] (federal) parliamentary constitutional republic
• President
Sahle-Work Zewde
Abiy Ahmed
Demeke Mekonnen
Tagesse Chafo
• Speaker of the House of Federation
Adem Farah
Meaza Ashenafi
LegislatureFederal Parliamentary Assembly
House of Federation
House of Peoples' Representatives
Formation
1270
1855
1904
1936
1941
•  Derg military rule and overthrow of Emperor Haile Selassie
1974
1991
1995
Area
• Total
1,104,300[9] km2 (426,400 sq mi) (26th)
• Water (%)
0.7
Population
• 2021 estimate
117,876,227[10] (12th)
• 2007 census
73,750,932[6]
• Density
92.7/km2 (240.1/sq mi) (123rd)
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$272 billion[11] (58th)
• Per capita
$2,772[11]
GDP (nominal)2021 estimate
• Total
$91.514 billion[11] (65th)
• Per capita
$974[11]
Gini (2011)Negative increase 33.6[12]
medium
HDI (2019)Increase 0.485[13]
low · 173rd
CurrencyBirr (ETB)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Driving sideright
Calling code+251
ISO 3166 codeET
Internet TLD.et

Ethiopia

Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea to the north, Djibouti and Somalia (Somaliland) to the northeast, Somalia to the east, Kenya to the south, South Sudan to the west and Sudan to the northwest. Ethiopia has a total area of 1,100,000 square kilometres (420,000 sq mi) and over 117 million inhabitants and is the 12th-most populous country in the world and the 2nd-most populous in Africa. The national capital and largest city, Addis Ababa, lies several kilometres west of the East African Rift that splits the country into the African and Somali tectonic plates.