ETHIOPIA ByJanet Lee, Felicitee Gerber,Trequan Coats
IMPORTANT PEOPLE Meles Zenawi is the prime minister of Ethiopia. Girma Wolde-giorgis is the president of Ethiopia. Prime minister Meles Zenawi won a fourth term in elections held in may 2010.
Important places What are some important places in Ethiopia? • National Parks, city of Addis Ababa, Monasteries, Bahir Dar are some of the important places in Ethiopia. National park
Physical features Physical features • mountains, high plateaus, deep gorges, river valleys, and lowland plains are some physical features.
Humans and the physical environment environment • about 85% of the population leads agrarian life by farming on 14.8% of the total arable land. The Amharaare the politically and culturally group of Ethiopia.
Geographic factors and natural resources Natural resources and factors • small reserves of gold, platinum, copper, potash, natural gas, hydropower. Potash is potassium carbonate. entire coastline along the Red Sea was lost with the de jure independence of Eritrea on 24 May 1993; the Blue Nile, the chief headstream of the Nile by water volume, rises in Lake Tanain northwest Ethiopia.
culture What is Ethiopia’s culture? food • It is a country of great antiquity, with a culture and traditions dating back more than 3,000 years. • Ethiopian food is an exotically spicy mix of vegetables, slow-simmered meat or grain stews, and fresh meat sautés.
government • Ethiopia has a Federal republic government. Executive- president, Council of State, Council of Ministers. Executive power resides with the prime minister. Legislative-bicameral parliament. Judicial-divided into federal and regional courts.
location Where is Ethiopia located? Ethiopia • The location of Ethiopia is in Africa. It shares a border with Sudan, Kenya and Somaliam.