Flag of Ethiopia

Flag of Ethiopia

The origin of the color base of the flag of Ethiopia is shrouded in mystery. One possible interpretation says that the colors green, yellow and red are referring to the colors of the rainbow, which is not unusual phenomenon in Ethiopia at all - it can be found at the waterfalls on the Blue Nile almost permanently. The apparent resemblance to the flag of Bolivia is most likely just a coincidence. Since Ethiopia is the oldest sovereign state in Africa, the tricolor was later adopted by a number of newly emerging countries with reference to this fact. Moreover, the flag of Ethiopia carries a national emblem that has been added in 1996 and which shows a yellow pentagram with five rays located in a blue circle. This symbol is to remind that all Ethiopians stands equal.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti 873,000 23,200 km2
Flag of Eritrea Eritrea Asmara 6,333,000 117,600 km2
Flag of Kenya Kenya Nairobi 44,354,000 580,367 km2
Flag of Somalia Somalia Mogadishu 10,496,000 637,657 km2
Flag of South Sudan South Sudan Juba 10,625,176 644,329 km2
Flag of Sudan Sudan Khartoum 37,964,000 2,505,810 km2

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Main information

Country
Ethiopia
Capital city
Addis Ababa
Population
86,613,986 (2013)
Total area
1,104,300 km2
Formation
/
Highest point
Ras Dejen (4,550 m)
GDP
$ 1,256 (IMF, 2012)
Currency
ethiopian birr (ETB)
Code
ET (ETH)
Calling code
+251
Internet TLD
.et

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Etiopie (Addis Abeba)
English
Ethiopia (Addis Ababa)
German
Äthiopien (Addis Abeba)
French
Éthiopie (Addis Abeba)
Italian
Etiopia (Addis Abeba)
Spanish
Etiopía (Adís Abeba)
Russian
Эфиопия (Аддис-Абеба)
Slovak
Etiópia (Addis Abeba)
Polish
Etiopia (Addis Abeba)
Portuguese
Etiópia (Adis Abeba)
Chinese
埃塞俄比亚 (亚的斯亚贝巴)
Japanese
エチオピア (アジスアベバ)
Turkish
Etiyopya (Addis Ababa)
Norwegian
Etiopia (Addis Abeba)
Swedish
Etiopien (Addis Abeba)
Hungarian
Etiópia (Addisz-Abeba)
Dutch
Ethiopië (Addis Abeba)
Danish
Etiopien (Addis Ababa)
Finnish
Etiopia (Addis Abeba)
Hebrew
אתיופיה (אדיס אבבה)

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