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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|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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