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State of Eritrea
  • ሃገረ ኤርትራ (Tigrinya)
  • Hagere Ertra
  • دولة إرتريا (Arabic)
  • Dawlat Iritriyá
Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra
Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea
Location of  Eritrea  (dark green)– in Africa  (dark grey)– in the African Union  (dark grey)
Location of  Eritrea  (dark green)

– in Africa  (dark grey)
– in the African Union  (dark grey)

Location of Eritrea
Capital
and largest city
Asmara
15°20′N38°55′E / 15.333°N 38.917°E / 15.333; 38.917
Official languagesNone[1] (see working languages)
Recognised national languages
Working languages
Ethnic groups(2012[5])
DemonymEritrean
GovernmentUnitaryone-partypresidential republic
Isaias Afwerki
LegislatureNational Assembly
Formation
• Dʿmt
c. 980 BC
c. 100 AD
1137
1890
15 September 1952
• De facto State of Eritrea
24 May 1991
• De jure State of Eritrea
24 May 1993
Area
• Total
117,600 km2 (45,400 sq mi) (101st)
• Water (%)
0.14%
Population
• 2016 estimate
5,869,869[6] (116th)
• Density
51.8/km2 (134.2/sq mi) (154th)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$9.671 billion[7]
• Per capita
$1,349[7]
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Total
$9.671 billion[7]
• Per capita
$844[7]
HDI (2014)Increase 0.391[8]
low · 186th
CurrencyNakfa (ERN)
Time zoneEAT(UTC+3)
• Summer (DST)
not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on theright
Calling code+291
ISO 3166 codeER
Internet TLD.er

Source: CIA World Factbook
Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of July 9, 2017


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