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State of Eritrea

Anthem: "Ertra, Ertra, Ertra"
(English: "Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea")
Eritrea (Africa orthographic projection).svg
Location Eritrea AU Africa.svg
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
Other languages
Ethnic groups
(2010 est.[5])
Religion
Christianity (63%), Islam (36%), Other (<1%)[6]
Demonym(s)
GovernmentUnitaryone-partypresidential republic[7][8][9][10][11]
Isaias Afwerki
LegislatureNational Assembly
Independence 
• 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) (99th)
• Water (%)
0.14%
Population
• 2020 estimate
6,081,196[12][13][14][15][16]
GDP (PPP)2020 estimate
• Total
$11.263 billion[17] (156th)
• Per capita
$1,824[17] (180th)
GDP (nominal)2020 estimate
• Total
$8.116 billion[17] (149th)
• Per capita
$585[17] (160th)
HDI (2018)Steady 0.434[18]
low · 182nd
CurrencyNakfa (ERN)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+3 (not observed)
Driving sideright
Calling code+291
ISO 3166 codeER
Internet TLD.er

Source: CIA World Factbook
This page was last updated on November 27, 2020


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