Located in the continent of Africa, Eritrea covers 101,000 square kilometers of land and 16,600 square kilometers of water, making it the 101st largest nation in the world with a total area of 117,600 square kilometers.
Eritrea became an independent state in 1993, after gaining its sovereignty from Italy. The population of Eritrea is 6,086,495 (2012) and the nation has a density of 60 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Eritrea is the Nakfa (ERN). As well, the people of Eritrea are refered to as Eritrean.
The dialing code for the country is 291 and the top level internet domain for Eritrean sites is .er.
To learn more, visit our detailed Eritrea section.
|Density||60.3 / km2 ( 156.1 / mi2 )|
|Languages||English, Tigrinya, Arabic|
|Capital||Asmara (Maekel Region)|
|GDP||3,857,821,138 (2014 data)|
|GDP per Capita||634 (2014 data)|
|Land Area||101,000 km2 (38,996 mi2)|
|Water Area||16,600 km2 (6,409 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Ethiopia, The Sudan, Djibouti|
What is the capital of Eritrea?
Asmara is the capital city of Eritrea. It has a population of 563,930, and is located on a latitue of 15.34 and longitude of 38.93.
Asmara is also the political center of Eritrea, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.
Quick Facts About Asmara, the Capital Of Eritrea
|Elevation||2334 meters over sea level|
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