Facts & Figures

Country: Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia

Population: 84.7 million (UN, 2011 estimate)

Capital: Addis Ababa

Area: 1,133,881 million sq km (437,794 sq miles)

Main languages: Amharic (official), Oromo & other local languages

Main religions: Christianity, Islam

Life expectancy: 60 (WHO, 2011)

Literacy rate: Adult [15+] 39%, Youth [15-24] 55% (UNESCO, 2007)

Urban population (% of total): 17% (UN, 2012)

Population under 18 years: 40.7 million (UNICEF, 2011)

Child mortality: 77 children in every 1,000 likely to die before 5 years (WHO, 2011)

Child nutrition: 29.2% of children below 5 years underweight (WHO, 2012)

Number of children (0-17) who have lost one/both parents: 4.6 million (UNICEF, 2011)