The Lord's Move to Africa

Ethiopia

The Lord’s Testimony

Updated February 19, 2020

No. of churches: 6
No. of saints in church life: 1500
No. of saints attending the Table meeting: 1000

Country Profile

Location: East Africa, west of Somalia 
Geographical Size: land: 1,096,570 sq km, water: 7,730 sq km Climate: tropical monsoon with wide topographic-induced variation Population: 108,386,391 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.83% (2018 est.) 
Languages: Oromo (official working language in the State of Oromiya) 33.8%, Amharic (official national language) 29.3%, Somali (official working language of the State of Sumale) 6.2%, Tigrigna (Tigrinya) (official working language of the State of Tigray) 5.9%, Sidamo 4%, Wolaytta 2.2%, Gurage 2%, Afar (official working language of the State of Afar) 1.7%, Hadiyya 1.7%, Gamo 1.5%, Gedeo 1.3%, Opuuo 1.2%, Kafa 1.1%, other 8.1%, English (major foreign language taught in schools), Arabic (2007 est.) 
Religion: Ethiopian Orthodox 43.5%, Muslim 33.9%, Protestant 18.5%, traditional 2.7%, Catholic 0.7%, other 0.6% (2007 est.) Government Type: federal parliamentary republic 
Capital City: Addis Ababa 
Economy: Ethiopia has the lowest level of income-inequality in Africa and one of the lowest in the world. Ethiopia’s foreign exchange earnings are led by the services sector - primarily the state-run Ethiopian Airlines - followed by exports of several commodities. While coffee remains the largest foreign exchange earner, Ethiopia is diversifying exports, and commodities such as gold, sesame, khat, livestock and horticulture products are becoming increasingly important. 
GDP (Purchase power parity): $200.6 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 1.181 million (2017 est.), Mobile Cellular 62.617 million, Internet users 15,731,741 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA