Currency : the birr ( 1ETB = 0.10 €)
Italy attacked Ethiopia in May 1935 and occupied the capital between 1936 and 1941. The emperor Haile Selassie, who ruled the country since 1930, was assassinated in 1974 by a military junta.
Ethiopia is now consisted of 14 autonomous areas and the military junta was replaced by a government following the dislocation of the USSR.
The alphabet in Ethiopia is the amharique . (Click on the image to increase it)
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