A: Ethiopia lies on the geographical coordinates of 8° 0' 0" N, 38° 0' 0" E.
Latitude and Longitude of Ethiopia in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||8.0||38.0|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||8° 0' 0" N||38° 0' 0" E|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:884431.7064514227 Easting:389795.39792218467 Zone:37P|
More detail about Ethiopia
Ethiopia - A Hopeful Country, If There Ever Was One
Being Africa?s oldest independent country, Ethiopia was meant to lead the pack when it came to re-establishing itself and furthering development. Most people have grown up with the idea that it is a dingy country that never sees rain, where everyone starves and no one has jobs. This snapshot may have been true for some time in the country?s history, but now it is almost unrecognizable.
It is true that the country has been plagued by war, famine and drought, but it has made a remarkable recovery. One of the most significant of the Ethiopian successes is the economy. It is one of the most rapidly growing economies in the whole of Africa, despite its not producing oil. The mainstay of annual income is the agricultural sector, with coffee being the main export. It is currently the biggest producer and exporter of coffee on the continent. If you have ever tasted Ethiopian coffee you will know they are doing a pretty good job of it. While the country is still one of the poorest in Africa, it makes the most out of the resources that are available.
The country is still rather rural so you shouldn?t expect much in the way of Western entertainment facilities. Instead, what you should be focusing is the natural beauty that the land has to offer. The population is very diverse, with four commonly spoken languages and two main religions. Despite these differences, the common thread is that the people are warm and friendly, and because they have endured hardship, they are that much keener on sharing what they do have with those who are willing to experience it.
Despite the country?s various challenges, it serves as a story of hope and a testament to the fact that African countries really can make a name for themselves if they put in the effort.