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Country name conventional long form: State of Eritrea
conventional short form: Eritrea
local long form: Hagere Ertra
local short form: Ertra
former: Eritrea Autonomous Region in Ethiopia
Gevernment typetransitional government
note: following a successful referendum on independence for the Autonomous Region of Eritrea on 23-25 April 1993, a National Assembly, composed entirely of the People's Front for Democracy and Justice or PFDJ, was established as a transitional legislature; a Constitutional Commission was also established to draft a constitution; ISAIAS Afworki was elected president by the transitional legislature; the constitution, ratified in May 1997, did not enter into effect, pending parliamentary and presidential elections; parliamentary elections had been scheduled in December 2001, but were postponed indefinitely; currently the sole legal party is the People's Front for Democracy and Justice (PFDJ)
Capital name: Asmara (Asmera)
geographic coordinates: 15 20 N, 38 53 E
time difference: UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Flag descriptionred isosceles triangle (based on the hoist side) dividing the flag into two right triangles; the upper triangle is green, the lower one is blue; a gold wreath encircling a gold olive branch is centered on the hoist side of the red triangle
Currencynakfa (ERN)
Internet country code.er
Ports and terminalsAssab, Massawa
Agriculture productssorghum, lentils, vegetables, corn, cotton, tobacco, coffee, sisal; livestock, goats; fish
Industriesfood processing, beverages, clothing and textiles, light manufacturing, salt, cement, commercial ship repair
Geography
LocationEastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and Sudan
Coordinates15 00 N, 39 00 E
ContinentAfrica
Area total: 121,320 sq km
land: 121,320 sq km
water: 0 sq km
Boundaries total: 1,626 km
border countries: Djibouti 109 km, Ethiopia 912 km, Sudan 605 km
Coastline2,234 km (mainland on Red Sea 1,151 km, islands in Red Sea 1,083 km)
Climatehot, dry desert strip along Red Sea coast; cooler and wetter in the central highlands (up to 61 cm of rainfall annually, heaviest June to September); semiarid in western hills and lowlands
Terraindominated by extension of Ethiopian north-south trending highlands, descending on the east to a coastal desert plain, on the northwest to hilly terrain and on the southwest to flat-to-rolling plains
Natural resourcesgold, potash, zinc, copper, salt, possibly oil and natural gas, fish
Natural hazardsfrequent droughts; locust swarms
People
Population4,786,994 (July 2006 est.)
Ethnic groupsTigrinya 50%, Tigre and Kunama 40%, Afar 4%, Saho (Red Sea coast dwellers) 3%, other 3%
ReligionsMuslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant
LanguagesAfar, Arabic, Tigre and Kunama, Tigrinya, other Cushitic languages

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