|Land Area||101,000 km2|
|Water Area||16,600 km2|
|Total Area||117,600km2 (#99)|
|Government Type||Presidential Republic|
|GDP (PPP)||$9.17 Billion|
|GDP Per Capita||$1,300|
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Eritrea is a hot, dry desert strip along the Red Sea coast.
In the central highlands, cooler and wetter conditions are the norm (up to 24 in/61 cm of rainfall annually), while conditions are semiarid in the western hills and lowlands, with rainfall heaviest during June through September, except in the coastal desert.
Average temperatures remain around 78°F (26°C).
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What is the Largest Ethnic Group in Eritrea?
The Biher-Tigrinya people are the largest ethnic group in Eritrea today, followed by the related Tigre people.
Major Ethnic Groups Of Eritrea
What is the highest mountain in Eritrea?
Dega Mountain has the highest peak in Eritrea. It reaches 9,997 feet above sea level.