Eritrea

Guide to ERITREA

Map of ERITREAERITREA which official name is State of Eritrea or Eritrea, is a country from Africa located at the Eastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and Sudan. ERITREA with 1,626 km sq km, limits with: Djibouti 109 km, Ethiopia 912 km, Sudan 605 km; and is divided in 6 regions . ERITREA's capital is Asmara which is the most populated city with about 563,948 inhabitants.

History of ERITREA

ERITREA's government is transitional government; a Republic with a Power constitutionally linked to a single political movement government type, with President Isaias Afewerki as head of state.

Flag of ERITREAOther symbols of ERITREA are Eritrean anthem "Ertra, Ertra, Ertra (Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea) Eritrean flag.Eritrean flag is composed by red isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) dividing the flag into two right triangles; the upper triangle is green, the lower one is blue; a gold wreath encircling a gold olive branch is centered on the hoist side of the red triangle .

ERITREA's history is quite long: Eritrea was awarded to Ethiopia in 1952 as part of a federation. Ethiopia's annexation of Eritrea as a province 10 years later sparked a 30-year struggle for independence that ended in 1991 with Eritrean rebels defeating governmental forces; independence was overwhelmingly approved in a 1993 referendum. A two-and-a-half-year border war with Ethiopia that erupted in 1998 ended under UN auspices in December 2000. Eritrea currently hosts a UN peacekeeping operation that is monitoring a 25 km-wide Temporary Security Zone on the border with Ethiopia. An international commission, organized to resolve the border dispute, posted its findings in 2002. However, both parties have been unable to reach agreement on implementing the decision. In November 2006, the international commission informed Eritrea and Ethiopia they had one year to demarcate the border or the border demarcation would be based on coordinates.

ERITREAs geography

ERITREA has an area of 121,320Km ,with a coastline of 2234, this great area is composed by 121,320 sq km of land and 0 sq km of water. Eritrean geography is known by it's land dominated by extension of Ethiopian north-south trending highlands, descending on the east to a coastal desert plain, on the northwest to hilly terrain and on the southwest to flat-to-rolling plains . This makes Eritrean's land specially proclive to frequent droughts; locust swarms.

Guide to travel to ERITREA

If you are thinking on traveling to ERITREA, you will have to take in consideration some points like ERITREA's currency, ERITREA's weather, ERITREA's national holiday and ERITREA's transports.

The first thing you need to know for your travels abroad is country's currency. ERITREA`s currency is called nakfa ( Nfa), which is divided in 100 cents

ERITREA's weather is characterized to be hot, dry desert strip along Red Sea coast; cooler and wetter in the central highlands (up to 61 cm of rainfall annually, heaviest June to September); semiarid in western hills and lowlands. So be sure of choosing the proper date to travel to ERITREA.

You can also consider to visit ERITREA on it's national holiday to get in ERITREA's culture. If you do so, ERITREA's national holiday is called Independence Day, 24 May.

Also, if you like natural wonders, don't forget to visit the highest point of ERITREA: Soira 3,018 m. And try also to get to ERITREA's lowest point: near Kulul within the Denakil depression -75 mBut if you prefer the city, you must visit ERITREA's tallest structure: ( ).

Don't be afraid to take a flight to ERITREA, with more than 17 airports and 0 airlines, you will get to ERITREA without problems. Once there, you can choose the transport type that better fits your needs. ERITREA has about306 of railways, and also0 of roadways, so is a good place for a car trip.

Eritrean Culture

Coat of arms of ERITREAERITREA is known by Eritreans as Hagere Ertra or Ertra in the shortened way. Eritrean, about 4,906,585 people, are composed by different ethnics: Tigrinya 50%, Tigre and Kunama 40%, Afar 4%, Saho (Red Sea coast dwellers) 3%, other 3%. And they also have different languages: Arabic, Tigrignan.

Another relevant point nowadays it's ERITREA's religion. Eritreans are divided in Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant.

Videos of Eritrea

See some viedos of Eritrea's places and tourism before choosing your vacations destination.

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Latest News of Eritrea



UN launches probe of rights violations in Eritrea

The UN's top human rights body launched an investigation on Friday into widespread abuses in Eritrea, including extrajudicial executions, torture and forced military conscription that can last decades. "The human rights crisis in Eritrea has been forgotten for too long and the scale of violations is unparallelled, putting the country among the worst human rights situations worldwide," Somalia's ...

U.N. agrees to launch human rights inquiry into Eritrea

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. Human Rights Council agreed on Friday to set up a year-long inquiry into human rights in Eritrea, similar to previous high-level investigations into Syria, North Korea and Sri Lanka. It condemned what it said were "widespread and systematic" violations by Eritrea's government, from arbitrary executions to restrictions on religion, detention of journalists ...

Eritrea consulate receives ‘final straw’ warning to stop extorting expatriates in Canada

The federal government has warned Eritrea to cease all involvement in a taxation scheme that has been linked to threats, intimidation and harassment

Glasgow is my lucky city: Refugee finds new life in Scotland after fleeing persecution

HANA Tadesse fled Eritrea with no possessions, no idea of her date of birth and no grasp of the English language - now she tells her remarkable story which has brought her to Glasgow.

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