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Eritrea is pronounced “air·uh·tree·uh” and is one of the 10 countries located in East Africa. The name Eritrea derives from the Greek term Sinus Erythraeus, which means Red Sea.This country gained its independence on May 24, 1991 from Ethiopia. This country is known for having one of the oldest port cities in Africa. Continue reading below to learn more about the beautiful African country, Eritrea.

Flag of Eritrea

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Where is Eritrea located?

Eritrea is located in East Africa bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti.

World Data Locator Map, Eritrea

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Facts

Facts About Eritrea:

  1. Capital: Asmara
  2. Population: 3.6 Million

Languages

What Are The Official Languages of Eritrea?

There is no official language of Eritrea but Tigrinya is the main language spoken in this country. Other languages include;

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Currency

What Is The Currency of Eritrea?

Currency: Nakfa (ERN) is the currency used in Eritrea.

$1 = 14.92

$20 = 298.45

$60 = 895.36

 

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Religion

What Are The Religions of Eritrea?

Religion: In Eritrea the 2 main religions practiced are; Christianity (63%) and Islam (36%).

Tourist Attractions

Places to visit in Eritrea:

Is Eritrea Safe?

Eritrea is currently at a “Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution

I hope this information has given you more insight into Eritrea but there is so much more to learn! Visit their tourism website here to see more.

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