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A starting point for my exploration of Eritrea: Country facts, history, links, news. Hopefully you will also find some information of use.

Eritrea flagState of Eritrea

(Hagere Ertra)

Capital: Asmara
Area: 121,320 sq km
Borders to: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan
Population: approx. 4.3 million
Languages: Afar, Amharic, Arabic, Tigre and Kunama, Tigrinya and more
Religions: Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant

Independence from Ethiopia: May 24th, 1993.

Literacy: 25% of adult population (over 15 years)
Est. infant mortality: 75 per 1,000 live births
Life expectancy: 58.7 (Women), 53.7 (Men)

Type: Transitional government.
President and chief of state/government: Isaias Afworki (since 1993)
GDP: $2.9 billion, $710 per capita
Services are 57% of GDP. Agriculture is 16% and industry 27%.

Currency: Nakfa (ERN)

More facts and figures:

CIA World Fact Book: Eritrea


Eritrea - University of Pennsylvania
Languages of Eritrea
Asmara and Eritrea - A virtual trip - Personal website with several photos and lots of information
Asmarino.com - Eritrean web community
Dehai Eritrea Online - news mailing list archive
Ethiopia-Eritrea Conflict WebPage - background and articles

Human Rights

Human Rights Watch: Eritrea


Lonely Planet World Guide - tourist information: Eritrea
World Travel Guide: Eritrea

Danish sites about Eritrea / Pages in Danish:

Venskabsforeningen Danmark - Eritrea
Danida - Landestrategi for Eritrea
Leksikon.org: Eritrea
Operation Dagsværk: Eritrea i billeder




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