Ethiopia - Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia
The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia is a country situated in the Horn of Africa (landlocked as of May 24, 1993). It is the third-most populous nation in Africa, bordered by ► Eritrea to the north, ► Djibouti to the northeast, ► Somalia, with ► Somaliland to the southeast, ► Kenya to the south, and ► Sudan to the west. Ethiopia is the only country in Africa with an unbroken sovereignty and is one of the oldest continuous nations in the world. Recently regarded as "the cradle of mankind", Ethiopia is also the second-oldest official Christian nation in the world, after Armenia. It has long been an intersection between the civilizations of North Africa, the Middle East and the rest of Africa. Unique among African countries, Ethiopia was never colonised, maintaining its sovereignty throughout the Scramble for Africa.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Ethiopia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Ethiopia.
This section holds copies of original general maps older than 70 years of this entry.
Upper Nubia and Abyssinia, 1891
Map of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in 1892
These maps are from before the independence of Eritrea
Languages in Ethiopia
Notes and references
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