Ethiopia is situated in the eastern Africa. The neighboring countries are Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan and Kenya. Ethiopia has the second highest population among the nations in Africa. It has over 84,320,000 inhabitants. Ethiopia is considered by some to be the place where the modern human being evolved. Ethiopians have a unique calendar which is seven to eight years behind the civil calendar.
Climate & Geography
Ethiopia is the 27th largest country in the world. It is a highland of mountains and plateaus which is divided by the Great Rift Valley. The land of Ethiopia is of diverse nature with lowlands and semi-deserts existing with the Lake Tana.The diversity in the terrain leads to the variations in the climate of Ethiopia. The overall climate type is of tropical monsoon. Most of the cities experience a pleasant climate all year round. The region of Addis Ababa witnessed heavy rainfalls. The dry season lasts from October to February, the light rainy season lasts from March to May and the heavy rainy season lasts from June to September. The average annual rainfall of Ethiopia is 1,200 mm.