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CONTAINER INFORMATION

Abbreviation

ERI

Website

Eritrea

Established

5/24/1993

Discontinued

 

Last Modified

5/31/2003


President

President

Anseba

Debub

Debubawi Keyih Bahri

Gash-Barka

Maekel

Semenawi Keyih Bahri


DESCRIPTION

Eritrea is located in eastern Africa. The main languages are Tigray and Arab. Eritrea became independent from Ethiopia in 1993 under UN auspices. The country is a dictatorship ruled by the People's Front for Democracy and Justice. Formal Name: State of Eritrea Local Name: Eritrea Capital: Asmara Currency: Nakfa (ERN) National Holiday: May 24 - Independence Day Population: 4,465,651 (2002) Ethnic groups: Tigrinya 51.8%, Tigre 17.9%, Afar 8.1%, Saho (Red Sea coast dwellers) 4.3%, Kunama 4.1%, other 13.8% (2000) Total Armed Forces: 200,000 (2000) Merchant marine: 6 ships (2002) Religions: Coptic Christian 46.1%, Muslim 44.7%, Roman Catholic and Protestant 4.4 %, other 4.8% (2000)


INFO LINKS

Official Documents of Eritrea

Our Story of Eritrea

CIA Factbook Entry on Eritrea

BBC Country Profile: Eritrea


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Category

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Contributor

12/3/2012 3:00 pm

News

Eritrean national football team defects to Uganda

IndyGeorgia

2/22/2010 10:00 pm

Blog Entry

Eritrea's president declares me 'insane'

ChronoT

12/29/2003 12:00 am

News

Eritrea 'region's trouble-maker'

Picimpalious

4/2/2003 2:03 pm

General

Eritrea pressed over journalists

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