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Geography Statistics of Eritrea

Eritrea's Information

Flag of Eritrea
Land Area 101,000 km2
Water Area 16,600 km2
Total Area 117,600km2 (#99)
Population 5,869,869 (#112)
Population Density 58.12/km2
Government Type Presidential Republic
GDP (PPP) $9.17 Billion
GDP Per Capita $1,300
Currency Nakfa (ERN)
Largest Cities
    • Coastline: 1,388 miles (2,234 km) mainland
      715 miles (1,151 km) Red Sea
      672 miles (1,083 km) islands in Red Sea
    • Land Area:
      (land) 38,996 sq miles (101,000 sq km)
      (water) 6,409 sq miles (16,600 sq km)
      (TOTAL) 45,405 sq miles (117,600 sq km)

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    • Land Area: (all countries)
    • Land Divisions: There are 6 regions including: Anseba, Debub (South), Debubawi K'eyih Bahri (Southern Red Sea), Gash Barka, Ma'akel (Central), Semenawi Keyih Bahri (Northern Red Sea)
    • Horizontal Width: 186.05 miles (299.42 km) from Teseney east to Massawa
    • Vertical Length: 138.46 miles (222.83 km) from Kerora south to Asmara

      Note: Lengths and widths are point-to-point, straight-line measurements from a Mercator map projection, and will vary some using other map projections
    • Bordering Countries: (3) Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan
    • Geographic Center: About 128.92 miles (207.47 km) southeast of Asmara
    • Highest Point: Soira 9,901 ft (3,018 m)
    • Lowest Point: near Kulul within the Danakil Depression -246 ft (-75 m)
    • Latitude and Longitude
    • Relative Location
      This page was last updated on April 7, 2017.

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