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Ethiopia, Africa

The location of Ethiopia is eastern Africa, west of Somalia. The capital of Ethiopia is Addis Ababa. They are a Ethiopian nation. Some ethnic groups in Ethiopia are Ormo, Amhara, Tigre, Sidamo, Shank Ella, Somali, afar, and guar rag.

Some different religions of Ethiopia are Muslim, Ethiopian orthodox, and Animist.

In Ethiopia, Africa there is a total 1,127,127 sq/km. Broken down the amount of actual land is 1,119,683 which leavers 7,444 sq/km that is water. An area comparison would be slightly less then twice the size of Texas. The Ethiopia climate is tropical monsoon with wide topographic. Ethiopia doesn't have many natural resources left. There is a little bit of gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, and hydro power. Some natural hazards that Ethiopia has are geological active Great Rift Valley susceptible to earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, and fre3aquent droughts. As for the environment there are several issues such as deforestation, overgrazing, soil erosion, desertification, water shortages in some areas from water - intensive farming and pour management.

An average population to Ethiopia right now would be 73,053,286. The population growth rate is 2.36 %. Ethiopia's birth rate would be 38.6 / 1000 population and the death rate is 15.06 / 1000 population. The migration rate is 0/1000 population. The Ethiopian mortality rate is a total of 95.32 deaths / 100 live births. Males 105.3 deaths/ 1000 live births and female there are 85.05 deaths / 1000 live births. The life expediency at birth in this country is 48.83 years and the male expectancy is 47.67 years, the females are 50.03 years. A major issue in Africa we all know is aids/HIV. In Ethiopia there are 1.5 million people living with AIDS/HIV. Due to AIDS and HIV there are 120,000 deaths. There are other major infectious diseases, which add...