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Map of Eritrea

A map of Eritrea. Asmara is its capital.



Capital: Asmara

Official Languages: Tigrinya, Arabic, English

Area: 45,405 sq mi

Population: approx. 6,500,000

Eritrean Flag

Eritrean Flag


 Government: Single Party Presidential Republic

Legislature: National Assembly

UN Recognition: May 28, 1993

Major Exports: Gold, livestock

Eritrean Market

Eritrean women socialize accompanied by their pack animals in a market.



Ethnic Groups: Afar, Bilen, Hidarb, Kunama, Nara, Rashaida, Saho, Tigre, Tigrinya

Major Religions: Eritrean Orthodox, Islam, Roman Catholicism

Life Expectancy: 63 years

Literacy rate: 67.8%

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[1] Facts.co. n.d. "Eritrea Facts– Interesting Fun Facts About Eritrea." Accessed May 28, 2015. http://eritrea.facts.co/interestingeritreafacts/abouteritreafunfacts.php

[2]"Wikipedia. 2015. "Eritrea." Accessed May 28 2015. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eritrea