Eritrea

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: Voice of Clam, Public domain.

is a region of Eritrea. Photo: Voice of Clam, Public domain.

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

Eritrea

Latitude of center
15.3° or 15° 18' north
Longitude of center
39.11° or 39° 6' 36" east
Population
5,290,000
Elevation
1,867 metres (6,125 feet)
Capital
Area
121,320 km² (46,842 miles²)
Currency
Nakfa (ERN)
Phone code
291
Internet domain
.er
Open­Street­Map ID
node 424316022
Geo­Names ID
338010
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Also Known As

  • Abkhazian: Iritirya
  • Achinese: Eritrea
  • Adyghe: Эритрее
  • Afar: Eretria
  • Afar: Eritreya
  • Afrikaans: Eritrea
  • Akan: Eritrea
  • Akan: Ɛritrea
  • Albanian: Eritre
  • Albanian: Eritrea
  • Amharic: ኤርትራ
  • Arabic: Eritrea
  • Arabic: إرتريا
  • Arabic: إريتريا
  • Arabic: ارتريا
  • Arabic: ارتيريا
  • Arabic: اريتريا
  • Arabic: دولة إرتريا
  • Arabic: دولة إريتريا
  • Aragonese: Eritrea
  • Armenian: Էրիթրեա
  • Armenian: Էրիտրեա
  • Arpitan: Èritrê
  • Assamese: এৰিত্ৰিয়া
  • Asturian: Eritrea
  • Avaric: Ertra
  • Azerbaijani: Eritreya
  • Balinese: Éritréa
  • Bambara: Eritere
  • Bambara: Eritrea
  • Banjar: Eritrea
  • Bashkir: Эритрея
  • Basque: Eritrea
  • Bavarian: Eritrea
  • Belarusian: Эрытрэя
  • Bengali: ইরিট্রিয়া
  • Bengali: ইরিত্রিয়া
  • Bengali: এরিট্রিয়া
  • Bhojpuri: इरीट्रिया
  • Bishnupriya: ইরিত্রিয়া
  • Bosnian: Eritreja
  • Breton: Eritrea
  • Bulgarian: Еритрея
  • Burmese: အီရီထရီးယား
  • Burmese: အီရီထရီးယားနိုင်ငံ
  • Catalan: Eritrea
  • Cebuano: Eritrea
  • Cebuano: Eritreya
  • Central Bikol: Eritreya
  • Central Kurdish: ئەریتریا
  • Chavacano: Eritrea
  • Chechen: Эритре
  • Chechen: Эритрей
  • Chinese: Eritrea
  • Chinese: Èlìtèlǐyà
  • Chinese: 厄利垂亞
  • Chinese: 厄立特里亚 / 厄利垂亞
  • Chinese: 厄立特里亚
  • Chinese: 厄立特里亞
  • Church Slavic: Єрѷѳрїꙗ
  • Chuvash: Эритрея
  • Cornish: Eritrea
  • Corsican: Eritrea
  • Corsican: Statu di l'Eritrea
  • Crimean Tatar: Eritreya
  • Croatian: Eritreja
  • Czech: Eritrea
  • Danish: Eritrea
  • Dhivehi: އެރިތުރިއާ
  • Dimli (individual language): Eritreya
  • Dinka: Eriteria
  • Dotyali: इरिट्रया
  • Dutch: ER
  • Dutch: ERI
  • Dutch: Eritrea
  • Dzongkha: ཨེ་རི་ཊྲེ་ཡ
  • Eastern Mari: Эритрей
  • Egyptian Arabic: اريتريا
  • English: ERI
  • English: Ertrā
  • English: IRI
  • English: Iritriyā
  • English: State of Eritrea
  • English: er
  • English: 🇪🇷
  • Esperanto: ER
  • Esperanto: Eritreo
  • Esperanto: Ŝtato Eritreo
  • Estonian: Eritrea
  • Estonian: Eritrea Riik
  • Ewe: Eritrea
  • Ewe: Eritrea nutome
  • Extremaduran: Eritrea
  • Faroese: Eritrea
  • Fiji Hindi: Eritrea
  • Finnish: Eritrea
  • Finnish: Eritrean valtio
  • French: ER
  • French: Erythrée
  • French: Érythrée
  • French: État d'Érythrée
  • Fulah: Eriteree
  • Fulah: Eritereya
  • Gagauz: Eritreya
  • Galician: Eritrea - ኤርትራ
  • Galician: Eritrea
  • Ganda: Eritrea
  • Ganda: Eritureya
  • Georgian: ერიტრეა
  • German: Eritrea
  • German: Iritriyyā
  • Goan Konkani: इरिट्रिया
  • Greek: Ερυθραία
  • Greek: Κράτος της Ερυθραίας
  • Guarani: Erityrea
  • Guarani: Erityréa
  • Guianese Creole French: Éritré
  • Gujarati: એરિટ્રિયા
  • Haitian: Eritre
  • Hakka Chinese: Eritrea
  • Hausa: Eritireya
  • Hausa: Eritrea
  • Hausa: ʻElikilea
  • Hawaiian: ʻElikilea
  • Hebrew: אריטראה
  • Hebrew: אריתרה
  • Hebrew: אריתריאה
  • Hindi: इरिट्रिया
  • Hindi: इरित्रिया
  • Hindi: एरीत्रिया
  • Hungarian: Eritrea
  • Icelandic: Erítrea
  • Ido: Eritrea
  • Igbo: Eritrea
  • Iloko: Eritrea
  • Inari Sami: Eritrea
  • Inari Sami: Eritrea staatâ
  • Indonesian: Eritrea
  • Interlingua (International Auxiliary Language Association): Eritrea
  • Interlingue: Eritréa
  • Irish: An Eiritré
  • Irish: Eritrea
  • Irish: an Eiritré
  • Italian: Eritrea
  • Jamaican Creole English: Erichria
  • Jamaican Creole English: Erichriya
  • Japanese: エリトリア
  • Japanese: エリトリア国
  • Japanese: エリトレア
  • Javanese: Éritréa
  • Kabiyè: Eriitree
  • Kabyle: Iritirya
  • Kalaallisut: Eritrea
  • Kalmyk: Эритреймудин Орн
  • Kannada: ಎರಿಟ್ರಿಯ
  • Kannada: ಎರಿಟ್ರಿಯಾ
  • Kannada: ಏರಿಟ್ರಿಯಾ
  • Kara-Kalpak: Eritreya
  • Kashmiri: اِرٕٹِیا
  • Kazakh: Эритрея
  • Khmer: អេរីត្រេ
  • Kikuyu: Eritrea
  • Kinyarwanda: Eritereya
  • Kirghiz: Эритрея
  • Kongo: Eritrea
  • Korean: 에리트레아
  • Korean: 에리트리아
  • Kotava: Ertra
  • Kurdish: Erîtrea
  • Kurdish: ئەریتریا
  • Ladin: Eritrea
  • Ladino: Eritrea
  • Lao: Eritrea
  • Lao: ເອຣິເທຣຍ
  • Latin: Erythraea
  • Latvian: Eritreja
  • Ligurian: Eritrea
  • Limburgan: Eritrea
  • Lingala: Elitelɛ
  • Lingala: Elitré
  • Lingua Franca Nova: Ertra
  • Literary Chinese: 厄利垂亞
  • Lithuanian: Eritrėja
  • Livvi: Eritrei
  • Lombard: Eritrea
  • Low German: Eritrea
  • Lower Sorbian: Eritreja
  • Luba-Katanga: Elitele
  • Luxembourgish: Eritrea
  • Macedo-Romanian: Eritrea
  • Macedonian: Еритреја
  • Maithili: एरिट्रिया
  • Malagasy: Eritrea
  • Malay: Eritrea
  • Malayalam: എരിട്രിയ
  • Malayalam: എറിത്രിയ
  • Maltese: Eritrea
  • Maltese: Eritreja
  • Maltese: l-Eritrea
  • Maltese: l-Istat tal-Eritrea
  • Manx: Eritrea
  • Maori: Eritēria
  • Marathi: इरिट्रिया
  • Marathi: एरिट्रिया
  • Mazanderani: اریتره
  • Min Dong Chinese: Eritrea
  • Min Nan Chinese: Eritrea
  • Minangkabau: Eritrea
  • Mingrelian: ერიტრეა
  • Mongolian: Эритрей
  • Moroccan Arabic: إريتيريا
  • Moroccan Arabic: إيريطيريا
  • Nauru: Eritrea
  • Nepali: इरिट्रिया
  • Nepali: इरित्रिया
  • Nepali: एरिट्रिया
  • Nepali: एरिट्रीया
  • Newari: इरिट्रिया
  • North Ndebele: Eritrea
  • Northern Frisian: Eritrea
  • Northern Luri: اریتره
  • Northern Sami: Eritrea
  • Northern Sami: Eritrea stáhta
  • Norwegian: Eritrea
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Eritrea
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Staten Eritrea
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Eritrea
  • Novial: Eritrea
  • Occitan (post 1500): Eritrèa
  • Old English (ca. 450-1100): Æriþrea
  • Oriya: ଇରିଟ୍ରିଆ
  • Oriya: ଇରିଟ୍ରିୟା
  • Oromo: Eeritiraa
  • Oromo: Eritrea
  • Ossetian: Эритрей
  • Pali: एरिट्रिया
  • Pampanga: Eritrea
  • Panjabi: ਇਰੀਟ੍ਰਿਆ
  • Panjabi: ਇਰੀਤਰੀਆ
  • Papiamento: Eritrea
  • Pedi: Eritrea
  • Persian: اریتره
  • Persian: اریتریا
  • Piemontese: Eritrea
  • Pitcairn-Norfolk: Eritreya
  • Polish: Erytrea
  • Portuguese: Eritreia
  • Portuguese: Eritréia
  • Pushto: اریتره
  • Pushto: اریتریا
  • Quechua: Eritrea
  • Quechua: Iritriya
  • Romanian: Eritrea
  • Romanian: Eritreea
  • Romansh: Eritrea
  • Rundi: Elitereya
  • Russia Buriat: Эритрей
  • Russian: Государство Эритрея
  • Russian: Эритрея
  • Sakizaya: Eritrea
  • Samoan: Eritrea
  • Samogitian: Eritrėjė
  • Sango: Eritrëe
  • Sanskrit: इरीट्रिया
  • Saraiki: اریٹریا
  • Sardinian: Eritrea
  • Saterfriesisch: Eritrea
  • Scots: Eritrea
  • Scottish Gaelic: Eartra
  • Serbian: Eritreja
  • Serbian: Еритреа
  • Serbian: Еритреја
  • Serbo-Croatian: Eritrea
  • Serbo-Croatian: Eritreja
  • Shan: မိူင်းဢႄႇရီႇထရီးယႃး
  • Shona: Eritrea
  • Sicilian: Eritria
  • Silesian: Erytryja
  • Sindhi: اريٽيريا
  • Sindhi: ايريٽيريا
  • Sinhala: එරිත්‍රියාව
  • Skolt Sami: Eritrea
  • Skolt Sami: Eritrea riikk
  • Skolt Sami: Eritrea valdia
  • Slovak: Eritrea
  • Slovenian: Eritreja
  • Somali: Eratareya
  • Somali: Eritreeya
  • South Azerbaijani: اریتره
  • Southern Sotho: Eritrea
  • Spanish: Eritrea
  • Spanish: Estado de Eritrea
  • Sundanese: Éritréa
  • Swahili: Eritrea
  • Swati: IRitheya
  • Swedish: Eritrea
  • Swedish: Staten Eritrea
  • Swiss German: Eritrea
  • Tachelhit: Eritrea
  • Tagalog: Eritrea
  • Tahitian: Eritēre
  • Tajik: Эритрея
  • Tamil: எரிட்ரியா
  • Tamil: எரித்திரியா
  • Tatar: Эритрея
  • Telugu: ఎరిట్రియా
  • Telugu: ఎరిత్రియా
  • Thai: ประเทศเอริเทรีย
  • Thai: เอริเทรีย
  • Tibetan: ཨི་རི་ཏྲའ།
  • Tibetan: ཨེ་རི་ཏྲེ་ཨ།
  • Tigrinya: Hagere Iertra
  • Tigrinya: Hagere Ērtra
  • Tigrinya: Iertra
  • Tigrinya: ሃገረ ኤርትራ
  • Tigrinya: ኤርትራ
  • Tonga (Tonga Islands): ʻElitulia
  • Tosk Albanian: Eritrea
  • Tsonga: Eritreya
  • Tunisian Arabic: إريتريا
  • Turkish: Eritre
  • Turkmen: Eritreýa
  • Udmurt: Эритрея
  • Uighur: ئېرىترىيە
  • Uighur: ئېرىترېيە
  • Ukrainian: Держава Еритрея
  • Ukrainian: Еритрея
  • Ukrainian: Ерітрея
  • Upper Sorbian: Eritreja
  • Urdu: ارتریا
  • Urdu: اریتریا
  • Urdu: اریٹیریا
  • Uzbek: Eritreya
  • Venetian: Eritrea
  • Veps: Eritrei
  • Vietnamese: Eritrea
  • Vietnamese: Ê-ri-tơ-rê-a (Eritrea)
  • Vietnamese: Ê-ri-tơ-rê-a
  • Volapük: Lerüträn
  • Võro: Eritrea
  • Waray (Philippines): Eritrea
  • Welsh: Eritrea
  • Western Balochi: اریتره
  • Western Frisian: Eritrea
  • Western Frisian: Eritreä
  • Western Mari: Эритрей
  • Western Panjabi: اریٹریا
  • Wolof: Eritere
  • Wu Chinese: 厄立特里亚
  • Yakut: Эритрея
  • Yiddish: עריטרעא
  • Yiddish: עריטרעע
  • Yoruba: Eritira
  • Yoruba: Ẹritrẹ́à
  • Yue Chinese: 厄立特里亞
  • Zeeuws: Eritrea
  • Zhuang: Eritrea
  • Zulu: I-Eritrea
  • Zulu: i-Eritrea
  • Erithrea
  • Erythraia
  • Ēritra
  • ئێریتریا
  • ኤርትራ إرتريا

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