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10 interesting facts about Ethiopia ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡น

1️⃣ Ethiopia was never colonized by European forces.

2️⃣ Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations in the world, with a history dating back thousands of years.

3️⃣ Ethiopia uses a unique calendar, the Ethiopian calendar, which is about seven to eight years behind the Gregorian calendar. It has 13 months, with 12 months of 30 days each and a 13th month of 5 or 6 days.

4️⃣ Ethiopians run on their own time. 1 o’clock is sun rise, and 12 o’clock is sunset, then they have a 12 hour night clock as well.

5️⃣ There are over 80 languages spoken in the country. Oromo, Amhara, and Tigrayans are some of the largest ethnic groups.

6️⃣ Abebe Bikila from Ethiopia was the first black African to win gold at the 1960 Olympics.

7️⃣ Ethiopia is home to the lowest place on the African continent, the Danakil Depression which is also the hottest on Earth.

8️⃣ Ethiopia has its own unique alphabet, Ge'ez or Ethiopic, which has its origins in ancient Semitic writing systems.

9️⃣ Coffee is said to have been discovered in Ethiopia. The legend of Kaldi, a goat herder who noticed his goats became more energetic after eating coffee berries, is widely known.

๐Ÿ”Ÿ Addis Ababa is the highest capital city in Africa. Located in the highlands bordering the Great Rift Valley, the capital city of Addis Ababa sits at 2,355 metres above sea level – the highest in Africa.

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