in Eastern Africa
- Currency and Currency Code:
- Birr - ETB
- Spoken languages:
- Amharic, English, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
- Local electricity:
- 220 V - 50 Hz (plugs: C, F)
- Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
- 900 MHz, 3G, 4G
- ISO 2-Letter code:
- Internet top level domain:
- Country phone prefix:
- Local Time (capital):
- UTC/GMT offset: hours
Map of Ethiopian Unesco Heritage Sites
Click any of the markers above to learn more about the corresponding heritage site and learn more about Ethiopia in Africa. The list below is ordered by name. The oldest site is Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela. On the list since 1978. The youngest site is Konso Cultural Landscape. On the list since 2011.
The ruins of the ancient city of Aksum are found close to Ethiopia's northern border. They mark the location of the heart of ancient Ethiopia, when the Kingdom of Aksum was the most powerful state bet...
|Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region
In the 16th and 17th centuries, the fortress-city of Fasil Ghebbi was the residence of the Ethiopian emperor Fasilides and his successors. Surrounded by a 900-m-long wall, the city contains palaces, c...
|Harar Jugol, the Fortified Historic Town
The fortified historic town of Harar is located in the eastern part of the country on a plateau with deep gorges surrounded by deserts and savannah. The walls surrounding this sacred Muslim city were ...
|Konso Cultural Landscape
Konso Cultural Landscape is a 55km2 arid property of stone walled terraces and fortified settlements in the Konso highlands of Ethiopia. It constitutes a spectacular example of a living cultural tradi...
|Lower Valley of the Awash
The Awash valley contains one of the most important groupings of palaeontological sites on the African continent. The remains found at the site, the oldest of which date back at least 4 million years,...
|Lower Valley of the Omo
A prehistoric site near Lake Turkana, the lower valley of the Omo is renowned the world over. The discovery of many fossils there, especially Homo gracilis, has been of fundamental importance in the s...
|Rock-Hewn Churches, Lalibela
The 11 medieval monolithic cave churches of this 13th-century 'New Jerusalem' are situated in a mountainous region in the heart of Ethiopia near a traditional village with circular-shaped dwellings. L...
|Simien National Park
Massive erosion over the years on the Ethiopian plateau has created one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world, with jagged mountain peaks, deep valleys and sharp precipices dropping some 1,5...
Tiya is among the most important of the roughly 160 archaeological sites discovered so far in the Soddo region, south of Addis Ababa. The site contains 36 monuments, including 32 carved stelae covered...