According to the World Bank, the population of Ethiopia was 96.96 million in 2014, with an annual population growth rate of 2.5%. The Ethiopian Government’s website states that the population is around 79 million. According to another source, the country has a population density of 83 people per square mile.
Ethiopia’s climate varies according to elevation. In general, January to March see average temperatures of about 25 degrees Celsius or 77 degrees Fahrenheit. The country’s rainy season begins in April and lasts until September. During this time, it is humid and hot. During the hot month of August, temperatures can reach as high as 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit).
The currency used is the Ethiopian Birr (ETB). Just as there are 100 pennies in a Canadian dollar, there are 100 santim in one Ethiopian Birr. Birr come in 1, 5, 10, 50, and 100 Birr bills.