Ethiopia -

All facts and statistics are from the CIA World Factbook
Location:   East Africa

slightly less than twice the size of Texas

Official Language: Amharic

Coastline:   landlocked

Current environment issues:   deforestation; overgrazing; soil erosion; desertification; water shortages in some areas from water-intensive farming and poor management

  82,544,840 (15th largest country)

Life expectancy at birth:   54.99 years

People living with HIV/AIDS:  1.5 million (2003 est.)

GDP - per capita (PPP):  $800 per year  (10th lowest in the world - USA is the 10th highest)

Unemployment rate:  estimated to be 50% or higher