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Ethiopia (GPS: 8 00 N, 38 00 E) located in Eastern Africa, west of Somalia. The country’s area measurements are total: 1,104,300 sq km; land: 1 million sq km, water: 104,300 sq km. This sovereign state is slightly less than twice the size of Texas. The total irrigated land is 2,900 sq km (2012).
One of Ethiopia’s essential features: Landlocked – the entire coastline along the Red Sea was lost with the de jure independence of Eritrea on 24 May 1993. Ethiopia is, therefore, the most populous landlocked country in the world. The Blue Nile, the chief headstream of the Nile by water volume, rises in Lake Tana in northwest Ethiopia. Three major crops are believed to have originated in Ethiopia: coffee, grain sorghum, and castor bean.