Eritrea is in . A former Italian colony, it gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a long, painful struggle. Though the country remains extremely poor and travel here is challenging, visitors can appreciate the dramatic scenery and historic buildings, including well preserved Italian colonial architecture.

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The Eritrean capital of is a vibrant mix of Italian and African architecture and culture. Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, or Mitsiwa, is a port city in the of Eritrea, located on the Red Sea at the northern end of the beside the . Photo: Reinhard Dietrich, CC0.

Sitting in the picturesque foothills of northern Eritrea, is the country's second-largest city and regional capital of the surrounding districts. Photo: Inkey, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is a region of Eritrea. Photo: Voice of Clam, CC BY-SA 3.0.


is a region of Eritrea. Photo: Wikimedia, CC0.


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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Eritrea. See this page's contributions. Photo: Voice of Clam, CC BY-SA 3.0.