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Eritrea

Eritrea
  • Capital

    Capital

    Asmara

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:38

  • Population

    Population

    5.07 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +291

  • Currency

    Currency

    Nfk ERN (nakfa)

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Eritrea

Eritrea
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Asmara

  • Local time

    Local time

    20:38

  • Population

    Population

    5.07 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +291

  • Currency

    Currency

    Nfk ERN (nakfa)

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 3.33 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    384mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    121 320 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    5%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    15%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    75%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    66 926

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Tigrinya - 50 %
    Tigre and Kunama - 40 %
    Afar - 4 %

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam
    Islam
    Eritrean Orthodox Christianity

  • Literacy rates

    Literacy rates

    64.7%

  • Languages

    Languages

    Tigrinya
    Arabic
    English

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    201 750

  • Murders

    Murders

    8 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    1.4 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    3.6%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    15%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    65 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.6%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    food processing, beverages, clothing and textiles, light manufacturing, salt, cement

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    sorghum, lentils, vegetables, corn, cotton, tobacco, sisal, livestock, goats

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, potash, zinc, copper, salt, oil and natural gas, fish

  • Energy Import

    Energy Import

    22%

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    gold, potash, zinc, copper, salt, oil and natural gas, fish

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    80%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    697kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    189 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Eritrea

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Don’t forget the handshake is a standard greeting - they tend to be energetic, often linger a bit followed by the word "Selam” (”Peace”).

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Don’t discuss religion, politics or war - at least until a strong relationship is established.

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Don’t necessarily make extended direct eye contact - it can be interpreted as disrespectful. Looking away or down during conversations is generally viewed as a sign of respect to the speaker. Raising your eyebrows during conversation usually means ”yes”.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Eritrea is home to a ruined Greek colonial city founded around 600 B.C.

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Don't show the bottom of the feet or soles of shoes to anyone. Don't move or touch objects with the feet when interacting with Eritreans (Muslims).

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Don’t display a large amount of cash or expensive valuables in public.

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Don’t attempt to take advantage of street or black market exchange in foreign currency - it’s illegal to exchange money anywhere other than at a state exchange "Himbol".

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Don’t photograph military installations, government buildings - it can get you into the trouble.

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Don’t expect commercial or tourist ships to dock at Eritrean ports - they are not allowed to. Pirates may still operate on the Red Sea, and recreational vessels should avoid the region.

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Did you know?

Eritrea has been ranked worst in the world for press freedom by the rights group Reporters Without Borders. Several international organisations have continuously criticised the government for frequently detaining media workers and for not respecting human rights.

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Don’t forget the Eritrean government restricts the travel of all foreign nationals - these restrictions require all visitors and residents, including diplomats, to obtain permission to travel outside Asmara’s city limits.

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Don’t display your same-sex relations - it’s punishable.

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