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State of Eritrea

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Eritrea is in Africa. Its capital is Asmara. It is at 15° 00' North, 39° 00' East. Eritrea has an area of 121,320 square kilometres (46,841 square miles). The population is 5,939,484. This population is from a 2011 estimate.

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For currency they use the Eritrea Nakfa. The inflation in 2009 was 20%. The economy link (above) goes to a page that lists their commodities and trading partners.


In the year 2003, the literacy rate was 58.6%. This definition of literacy is portion of the population over 15 years of age, that can read and write.


People here speak Afar, Amharic, Arabic, Cushitic languages, Geez, Kunama, Tigre, and Tigrinya. Religions beliefs here include Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate, Muslim, Protestant, and Roman Catholic.

Time Zone

It is in the East Africa (GMT + 3) time zone.

Administrative Divisions


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