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Last update : 12 February 2019


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Capital : Asmara
Language :  Tigrinya, English, Arabic
Currency :  Nakfa
Population : 5 352 000
Area : 117 600 km2

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Eritrea facts

1. Independence from Ethiopia was obtained on May 24, 1993.
2. The population density is 41 people / km2.
3. The country is 2.6 times smaller than Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam 48%.
5. The highest peak is Emba Soira 3013 m above sea level.
6. Eritrea has about 350 islands in the Red Sea.
7. Full name of the country – State of Eritrea.
8. The average temperature is in January 16 °C, in July 17 °C.
9. Political system – totalitarianism.
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11. It is the most censored country in the world.

12. All programs on television are state-owned.

13. Journalists from other countries are forbidden to enter Eritrea.

Author: IzaDD

14. The minimum wage is 360 nafka per month (data from 2014).

Author: Daria

15. In Eritrea, an average adult consumes about 1.1 liters of pure alcohol per year.

16. The most beer is beer – 64%, spirit – 0.1%, and other alcoholic beverages – 35.9%.

Author: AlkoWorld

17. In this country, compulsory education lasts 8 years.

18. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

19. The average IQ level is 85.

Author: EduKacJa

20. The national animal is a dromedary.

Author: Kos

21. In this country, over 70,000 motor vehicles are registered (13 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

22. In 2013, 148 people died as a result of road accidents.

23. The permissible blood alcohol content in a person driving a car is 0.5 promille.

Author: AutoMania

24. 66% of the population suffer from malnourishment (around 3,450,000 people).

Author: Durga

25. In this country there are over 4 010 km of paved roads (0.01% of all roads in the world).

26. In this country there are 13 airports, 4 of the paved surface.

27. In this country there are over 306 km of railway tracks.

Author: Marlène

28. In this country over 67 000 (2015) 71 000 (2018) people have access to the internet ( about 01% of the population).

29. Around 65,000 (2015) 63,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Author: NET

30. The country’s top-level domain is .er . There are over 100 websites with such an extension.

Author: http

31. The country has over $193,000,000 in foreign exchange reserves (0.0016% of foreign currency reserves of all countries in the world).

Author: Vinamra

32. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $4,345,000,000 ,
      – 2018 is $3,860,000,000 .

33. Internal debt at the beginning …
      – 2015 year was 45% GDP, or around: $1 955 250 000 ,
      – 2018 the year was 20.1% GDP, or around: $775,865,000 . To pay it off, each citizen would have to give around $148.

Author: Komornik

34. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2015 year was around: $955 600 000 .

Author: Komornik

35. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 6 cigarettes a month.

Author: VViki

36. In this country there are 4.7% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 245 716 people).

Author: Reebeka

37. The lowest temperature: -4 °C was measured in Asmara.

38. The highest temperature: 48 °C was measured in Massawa.

Author: weather

39. The most deadly disease in this country is HIV / AIDS.

Author: medi

40. The average life expectancy in this country is 60 years (women – 62.2 years and men – 57.6 years).

Author: Wilga

41. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

42. In this country, women having their first child on average 21.3 years old.

43. A woman gives birth to 4 children on average

Author: Nadia

44. The average age people living in this country is 19.3 years old.

45. The country is around:
2 154 000 people (40.25%) in the age range 0-14 years.
2 998 000 people (56.01%) in the age range 15-64 years.
200 200 people (3.74%) over 65 years old.

46. In this country, about 161,000 children are born each year (3.0% of the population), and about 40 200 people die (0.8% of the population).

Author: Sara19

47. The lowest located place in the country is Danakil Depression – 75 m.p.p.

Author: Klemens

48. Left-sided traffic was in force until June 7, 1964.

Author: AutoMania

49. In Eritrea there are 75920 km2 of agricultural land (75% of the country’s area).

50. 5 people in 1000 possess firearms.

51. The highest situated town in the country is Adi Keyh.

52. In this country, formalities related to the establishment of the company last 76 days.

53. The country joined the UN on May 28, 1993.

Author: Statyk

54. The work week is 44.5 hours.

55. 20% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

56. 15496 sq km of land is covered by forests (15.3%)

Author: Statyk

57. The unemployment rate is 6.4% (data from 2018).

Author: Daria

58. The level of inflation in 2018 is 9%.

Author: Fan%

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What is the highest mountain in Eritrea?
The highest peak in Eritrea is Soira (3018 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Eritrea?
The largest river in Eritrea is Baraka.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Eritrea?
There are no lakes in this country.

answer: Marta

What is the national dish?
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Which Eritrea has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a dromedary.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Eritrea?
Eritrea borders with such countries as: Djibouti 109 km, Ethiopia 912 km, Sudan 605 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age of people living in this country is 19.3 years old.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
The minimum wage is 360 nafka per month (data from 2014).

answer: Marta

What is the population density in Eritrea?
The population density is 53 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
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What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 48 ° C was measured in Massawa.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: -4 ° C was measured in Asmara.

answer: Marta

answer: Marta