Facts About Ethiopia that makes it unique from other African countries.

Ethiopia uses a calendar with thirteen months and is eight years behind the Gregorian calendar.

Ethiopia also has a different time measurement, with sunrise occurring at 1 a.m. and sunset at 12 p.m.

The only African nation to fight and win the war against colonialism was Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is the cradle of the Rastafarian religion.

Coffee was discovered in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia is home to the world’s oldest humans; Lucy’s bone dates back about 3.2 million years. It is known as the land of origin.
Ethiopia’s longest ruling dynasty ended in the 1970s with the reign of Emperor Haile Salassie. From the time of Solomon to the reign of Emperor Haile Selassie, the dynasty lasted.

It is thought that the ark of the covenant is in Ethiopia.

Ethiopia’s Dallol is the hottest inhabited place on Earth.

Addis Ababa, the capital city of Ethiopia, is the highest capital city in Africa.

Only in Ethiopia can tourists feed live hyenas as a tourist attraction.

Ethiopia boasts the longest lake of lava known as “The Gateway to Hell.” The name of the Erta Ale Volcano is derived from the Afar language and means “The Smoking Mountain.” It is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.

Norbert Bwire

Norbert Bwire is a writer and founder of upasho.co.ke. He specializes in trending stories and local news. His goal is to share the best tips and news articles so as to help you understand what happens around the world.

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