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Interesting Facts about Ethiopia - Top 10 of Everything 2009



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Interesting Facts about Ethiopia - Top 10 of Everything 2009

The Blue Nile crashes over the cataract in the lush forests of northwest Ethiopia. Photograph by Diego Lezama Orezzoli/CORBIS

Interesting Facts about Ethiopia from Top 10 of Everything 2009

This is our second annual list of Interesting Facts about Ethiopia compiled from the latest issue of "Top 10 of Everything 2009" book by Russell Ash. There are some interesting facts about Ethiopia which you may or may not know. For instance, the hottest place in the world is Dalol, Ethiopia with an average temperature of 94.3F/34.6c followed by Assab. Ethiopia ranks 5th in the top 10 countries with the most deaths from natural disasters between 1900-2007 which includes death from drought, earthquakes, epidemics, extreme temperature, floods etc. Did you know that the Abyssinian Cat ranks as #6 in the top 10 Pedigree Cat Breeds in the USA? According to, Abyssinian cat was brought to England by Captain Barrett Leonard at the conclusion of the 'Abyssinian war' 1868.

Ethiopia ranks #7 in the number of cattle in the world with more than 38 million cattle. Ethiopia ranks #3 in the top 10 Least Fat Consumers in the world with Eritrea ranking #10. Among the top 10 Least developed countries, Ethiopia ranks #9.

Eritreans consume the least calories in the world with just 1500 calories intake while Ethiopia ranks #5 among the top 10 Least calories consuming countries in the world with an average calorie consumption per capita of 1850.

Ethiopia ranks #3 in highest marriage rate in the world with an average of 10.2 marriages per 1000 people per year.

Top 10 Cattle Countries
1. Brazil
2. India
3. China
4. USA
5. Argentina
6. Sudan
7. Ethiopia
8. Mexico
9. Australia

Ethiopia has 38,102,688 cattle and Sudan has 38,325,000.

Top 10 Countries with the Highest Marriage Rate
1. Barbados
2. Vietnam
3. Ethiopia (10.2 Marriages per 1000 per annum)
4. Seychelles
5. Jordan
6. Iran
7. Algeria
= Mauritius
10. Jamaica

Top 10 Hottest Places Average
1. Dalol, Ethiopia
2. Assab, Eritrea [Ethiopia]
3. Nema, Mauritania
4. Berbera, Somalia
5. Bombori, Mali
6. Perm Island, Yemen
7.Djibouti, Djibouti
8. Atbara, Sudan
9. Bender Qaasim, Somalia
=Kamaran Island, Yemen

The 10 Countries with the Most Deaths From Natural Disasters
Data includes estimated death from natural causes from 1900-2007
1. China
2. India
3. Soviet Union
4. Bangladesh
5. Ethiopia
8. Uganda

Ethiopia had an estimated 415,837 deaths from natural disasters during this period [1900-2007], EM-DAT, CRED, University of Louvain in Belgium is the source quoted in the book.

The Top 10 Least Calorie Consuming Countries
1. Eritrea (1,500 Average Daily Calorie Consumption Per Capita)
2. Dem. Rep. of Congo
3. Burundi
4. Comoros
5. Ethiopia (1,850)
6. Tajikistan
7. Sierra Leone
8. Liberia
9. Zambia
10= Central African Republic
= Tanzania

Top 10 Least Fat Consumers
1. Burundi
2. Rwanda
3. Ethiopia (21 gram Average Daily Fat Consumption)
4= Bangladesh
= Dem. Rep. of Congo
6= Laos
= Madagascar
8. Zambia
9. Eritrea (30 gram)
10. Mozambique

Top 10 Largest Landlocked Countries
1. Kazakhstan
2. Mongolia
3. Niger
4. Chad
5. Mali
6. Ethiopia (435,186 SQ Miles / 1,127,127 SQ KM)
7. Bolivia
8. Zambia
9. Afghanistan
10. Central African Republic

The Top 10 Least Urbanized Countries
1. Burundi
2. Bhutan
3. Trinidad and Tobago
4. Papua New Guinea
5. Uganda
6. Sri Lanka
7. Nepal
8. Ethiopia 16% of population living in urban areas as of 2005
9. Niger
10 Solomon Islands

The 10 Countries with the Highest Inflation Rate
Annual Inflation Rate (% 2007) IMF

1. Zimbabwe 16,170
2. Myanmar 36.9
3. Guinea 23.4
4. Eritrea 22.7
5. Iran 19.0
6. Venezuela 18.0
7. Ethiopia 17.8
8. Dem. Rep. of Congo 17.5
9. Sri Lanka 17.0
10. Azerbaijan 16.6
=Sao Tome and Pricipe 16.6

Source: IMF Annual Inflation Rate (% 2007)

The 10 Poorest Countries
1. Burundi
2. Dem. Rep. of Congo
3. Liberia
4. Guinea-Bissau
5. Ethiopia
6. Myanmar
7. The Gambia
8. Malawi
9. Sierra Leone
10. Niger

The 10 Countries with Most People Per Car
1. Myanmar
2. Bangladesh
3. Central African Republic
4. Tanzania
5. Mali
6. Malawi
7. Sudan
8. Afghanistan
10.Cote d'Ivoire

Ethiopia has 73,500 cars as of 2005 which is about 993.9 people per car, the 9th most people per car rate in the world, in United States the rate is 2.2 people per car and the world average is 10.

Haile Gebrselassie has the third most IAAF World Championships medals (MEN) up to and including the 2007 Championships in Osaka, Japan.

Top 10 Pedigree Cat Breeds in the USA
1. Persian
2. Marine coon
3. Exotic
4. Siamese
5. Ragdoll
6. Abyssinian
7. Birman
8. American shorthair
9. Oriental
10. Sphynx


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Comment from: Thomas H [Visitor]
Thomas H

Hi All,
No surprise that Eritrea is #1 among The Top 10 Least Calorie Consuming Countries.
1. Eritrea
2. Dem. Rep. of Congo
3. Burundi
4. Comoros

The Eritreans spend on avarage 8 hrs under the sunshine just for making a line to get one bread.Making a long que(line) is by itself a cruel stress which will burn all the calories they get from the carbohydrate in the bread.In addition to that Eritreans don`t eat meat because of the poverty.They usually rent a sheep for 3hrs/day during holidays and return it back to government immediately.They are not allowed to slaughter sheep.So, I can understand why they are NUMERO UNO.

09/22/08 @ 00:01
Comment from: East africa [Visitor]
East africa

Did you say assab to ethiopia? lol keep dreaming

09/22/08 @ 00:12
Comment from: Besak Motkung [Visitor]
Besak Motkung

:)) Eritreans spend so much time talking about poverty in Ethiopia when ERITREA IS THE SKINNY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD WITH #1 Dictator :>>:>>

09/22/08 @ 00:12
Comment from: WOYANE HUNTER [Visitor]

:no: The 10 Countries with the Most Deaths From Natural Disasters,we are
number three.i don’t agree with this
number 100%.&#59;D unles we are counting
human made Disasters the number is
lower than 415,837.

09/22/08 @ 00:24
Comment from: Ethiopiawe [Visitor]

Sad to be Ethiopian. Shame on us.

09/22/08 @ 01:21
Comment from: visitor [Visitor]

Let’s be realistic here. Statistically, we both are at the bottom of the cellar and not far from each other! So stop nit picking and look down on each other.

09/22/08 @ 01:38
Comment from: habeshawu [Visitor]

“Eritreans usually rent a sheep for 3hrs/day during holidays and return it back to government immediately”:)):)):)):)):)):)):)):)):))
oh my day:>> but come on guys be fair to eritrean, they are saving meat for the unknown future generation:!:

09/22/08 @ 02:02
Comment from: oliyaad [Visitor]

These are the realities of so called Ethiopia for over one hundred years since its incorporated holding false name of Ethiopia by occupying others land and resources. Those habashas are proved how inefficient and backward they are. From this record one can easily understand about this miserable and shame nation. >:XX

09/22/08 @ 02:39
Comment from: c´moi senait [Visitor]  
c´moi senait

Is it based on Weyannes Statics or where did you get this stupied thing?
why is it every thing has to be compared with eritrea? By the way come up with the Begger,Hoddam,and looters statistic next time.

09/22/08 @ 02:48
Comment from: General Wuchu [Visitor]
General Wuchu

I do not beleive you did that.
that was a cheap shot and unprofessional to edit some ones list.
I do not think you can change the fact that Assab is Eritrean by simply crossing the name.
You should have removed “Ethiopia” from the list of the “land locked” countries as well if you have to cross “Eritrea” and associate Ethiopia to Assab.
I thought you guys, at Nazret admins are cool and reasonable. But this particular silly act tells a volume about you.
I am not mad or offended about it, but the fact that one controls a website and can edit things to their liking bothers me and this kind of things happen on websites administered by people who have a minimum understanding of administering a blog/website. I hope you are bold enough to share my criticism and not block it.

09/22/08 @ 03:31
Comment from: Erismart [Visitor]

Wahahaha, you Ethiopians are crazy how can Assab been Ethiopian and at the same time Ethiopia is landlocks.
really comparing Ethiopians with Eritrea unheard. Eritrea is yo much better then Ethiopia.
where is all the billons of help for Ethiopia.
Eritrea ppl are on the good way with our power and confident.
Ethiopia ppl can learen a lot from Eritreans, but first you need to stop your monster gvt of distroying your country.

09/22/08 @ 04:06
Comment from: key [Visitor]

General Wuchu [Visitor]
at tenefana nazret is not the one who wrote the article, and Assab Is Ethiopia and will always stay Ethiopian land looser, what do you think your thinny Eritrea doing with Assab?

09/22/08 @ 04:23
Comment from: nerb [Visitor]

The 10 Poorest Countries?
Ethiopians can see here that Eritrea is not on the top 10. You may ask yourself why is Ethiopia which live from handout, that get millions of dollars a year on the top 10 and Eritrea which is living by herself not on the top ten. hmmmmm wake up next door!!!!

PS: Asseb is Ethiopia and Ethiopia is landlocked. lol you guys are so dumb, damn if you want to deceive yourself then do it right man!

09/22/08 @ 05:27
Comment from: tina [Visitor]  

hey guys, we both are brothers. stop arguing that, be one and fight weyane!!

09/22/08 @ 05:47
Comment from: mulu [Visitor]
mulu you have no idea how proud you make us feel sometime. yes asseb belongs to Ethiopia.they majority of Ethiopians with you we love you keep doing what you doing. don’t worry about the so called eritrians they are so stupid and ignorant. every word that comes out of their mouth is hate for Ethiopia.let them bark all day.

you have just shown as that you are the true sons and daughters of Ethiopia.

thank u

09/22/08 @ 05:57

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