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Eritrea Facts

  • Name: Eritrea
    (long form) State of Eritrea
  • Capital City: Asmara (563,9300 pop.)
  • Eritrea Population: 6,233,682 (2013 est.)
  • World Populations (all countries)
  • Currency: Nakfa (ERN)
    (conversion rates)

    Nakfa
    One Nakfa
  • Ethnicity: nine recognized ethnic groups: Tigrinya 55%, Tigre 30%, Saho 4%, Kunama 2%, Rashaida 2%, Bilen 2%, other (Afar, Beni Amir, Nera) 5%
  • GDP total: $4.412 billion (2012 est.)
  • GDP per capita: $800 (2012 est.)
  • Land Sizes
  • Language: Tigrinya (official), Arabic (official), English (official), Tigre, Kunama, Afar, other
  • Largest Cities: (by population) Asmara, Keren, Massawa, Assab, Mendefera
  • Name: Meaning, "Land of the Red Sea."
  • National Day: May 24
  • Religion: Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic
  • Symbols

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