The Margouilla's Advice on Nightstopping in Ethiopia




Capital: Addis Ababa (HAAB/ADD)

Head of State: Prime Minister Meles ZENAWI (since August 1995)

Population: 85.2 million (2009)

Major infectious diseases:

     Degree of risk: high

     Food or waterborne diseases: bacterial & protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A & E, and typhoid fever

     Vectorborne disease: malaria (level 3)

     Respiratory disease: meningococcal meningitis

     Animal contact disease: rabies

     HIV prevalence: 2.1% (2007 est.)


Major beers: St George, Meta, Dashen, Bati, Bedele, Hakin Stout

Languages: Amaric, Oromigna and other local languages, English taught in shools

Religions: Christian Orthodox (60%) and Muslim (30%)

Currency: Birr (ETB) - 18 for a Euro (2010)

Electrical plugs: Italian 220V

Telephone code: +(251)


Main Airports

Addis Ababa (HAAB/ADD)


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