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Official Name: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Position: : Landlocked nation in central Africa bordered by South Sudan, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, and Kenya

Status: Ethiopian Empire was established in early 12th century. The country has been a Federal Democratic Republic since 1991.

Current Population: 90 million

Area: 1,104,300 km2 / 426,371 square miles

Capital: Addis Ababa

Languages: Amharic along with other regional languages; Italian


Active Community: Addis Ababa; Tigray and Gonder woredas (districts) of northernmost Ethiopia.

Estimated Current-Day Jewish Population: A few hundred in the capital city of Addis Ababa and in Tigray and Gonder woredas

Operational Synagogues: Addis Ababa (2) and Gonder (1)

Cemeteries: Addis Ababa with an uncertain number in the Tigrayand Gonder regions of far northern Ethiopia