Eritrea World Fact - Hostel in Asia


Eritrea One of the youngest states in Africa, it gained its independence from its neighbouring country Ethiopia in 1993, and is rapidly rebuilding, also to be a tourist destination. You will experience an amazing cultural heritage, and visiting the capital city Asmara you will be able to see both Catholic Cathedrals and mosques. This is fortunately a country where there has been no religous conflicts, like in many other parts of the world.

Area: 117.357 Km²
Population: 4.298.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 37 pop/Km²

System of government: Republic
Capital: Asmara (400.000 pop.)
Major cities: Massaua 35.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Tigrinya, Tigrè, Hedareb, Afar, Bilen, Kunama and others
Border countries: Sudan WEST, Ethiopia SOUTH, Djibouti SOUTH-EAST

Principal mountains: Jabal Hamoyet 2780 m
Principal rivers: There aren't perennial rivers
Principal lakes: -
Principal islands: Dahlak Islands
Climate: Temperate - arid

Language: Tigrinya, Arabic (officials), English, Italian
Religion: Muslim 50%, Coptic Christian, Catholic, Protestant, Animist
Currency: Nakfa (ERN)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 8/3, 24/5, 20/6, 1/9
Dialling code: 00291
GMT: +3

World Heritage List: -