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Ten (10) Interesting Facts About Ethiopia

1. Ethiopia is known as the "Land of Origins" because it is believed to be the birthplace of coffee.

2. It is home to the African Union headquarters, located in the capital city of Addis Ababa.

3. Ethiopia is the only African country that was never colonized by a European power.

4. The Ethiopian calendar is unique and follows a different system, with 13 months and New Year falling in September.

5. Ethiopia has a rich cultural heritage and is known for its ancient rock-hewn churches in Lalibela, which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.

6. The country is home to diverse wildlife, including the Ethiopian wolf, gelada baboon, and the rare Ethiopian ibex.

7. Ethiopia is the second-most populous country in Africa, with a population of over 110 million people.

8. The Blue Nile, one of the main tributaries of the Nile River, originates from Lake Tana in Ethiopia.

9. Ethiopia has a long history of producing world-class long-distance runners, with many Olympic and world champions hailing from the country.

10. The Danakil Depression in Ethiopia is one of the hottest places on Earth, with temperatures reaching extreme highs.

Bello Omar Galadima

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