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Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of
Asia
Africa
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Akshaya said:   8 years ago
Eritrea has no official national language. Tigrinya is the most largely spoken language here.

The Danakil Depression is the lowest point in the country and is considered to be one of the world's hottest places. Eritrea capital city Asmara is also called the "Italy's African City" or "New Rome". This, due to the distinctive Italian touch it exudes. The port city of Adulis is one of Africa's most ancient cities. The Greeks founded it in 600. It is believed that the Kingdom of Axum (Aksum), located in southern Eritrea was founded by King Solomon's son and the Queen of Sheba. One of the world's oldest human fossils was excavated here and many experts believe this country to be the cradle of the earth. It is very common to see adults and children eating separately in the highland of Eritrea. However, as you descend into the plains, the customs change, and the entire family sits down to a meal together. This is probably one of the very few countries in the world that have only one political party- People's Front for Democracy and Justice. Over the years, this is one country in the world where elections have been regularly scheduled and cancelled but none has actually ever been held. It is the world\'s first country to allocate an entire coastline as a reserve. The Dahlak group of islands is world-renowned for their pearl production and are largely uninhabited.

Rohan zutshi said:   9 years ago
Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups. It has a population of around six million inhabitants. Most residents speak Afro-Asiatic languages, either of the Semitic or Cushitic branches.

Among these communities, the Tigray-Tigrinya people make up about 55% of the population, with the Tigre people constituting around 30% of inhabitants. In addition, there are a number of Nilo-Saharan-speaking Nilotic ethnic minorities. Most people in the territory adhere to Christianity or Islam.

Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups. It has a population of around six million inhabitants. Most residents speak Afro-Asiatic languages, either of the Semitic or Cushitic branches. Among these communities, the Tigray-Tigrinya people make up about 55% of the population, with the Tigre people constituting around 30% of inhabitants.

In addition, there are a number of Nilo-Saharan-speaking Nilotic ethnic minorities. Most people in the territory adhere to Christianity or Islam.
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N.saravanan said:   8 years ago
Bordered by Sudan, Ethiopia and Djibouti, it occupies a strategic area in the Horn of Africa but remains one of the most secretive states in the world.

Tensions with Ethiopia remain high across a closed and heavily fortified border. The perceived threat of war is said to have been used by the government to clamp down on society.

Eritrea is a one-party state, and its 1997 constitution - which provided for the existence of multi-party politics - has never been fully implemented. Military conscription is mandatory and indefinite, according to Amnesty International.

Prolonged periods of conflict and severe drought have adversely affected Eritrea's agriculture-based economy and it remains one of the poorest countries in Africa.

In a damning report into human rights abuses, the UN accused the government of crimes against humanity. By UN estimates, hundreds of thousands of Eritreans have fled the country in recent years, making the perilous journey across the Sahara and the Mediterranean to Europe.
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SAURABH KAUSHIK said:   9 years ago
The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was established on 24 October 1945 after World War II in order to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The headquarters of the United Nations is in Manhattan, New York City, and experiences extraterritoriality.

Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna. The organization is financed by assessed and voluntary contributions from its member states. Its objectives include maintaining international peace and security, promoting human rights, fostering social and economic development, protecting the environment, and providing humanitarian aid in cases of famine, natural disaster, and armed conflict.
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S k verma said:   1 decade ago
Eritrea is located on the Horn of Africa, extending over 1,000 kilometers from Ras Kassar in the north to Ras Dumeira in the south in the strait of Bab-el-Mendeb. Ethiopia and Sudan lie to the west of the country, Djibouti to the east, and across the Red Sea are Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Eritrea, including the Dahla archipelago, covers an area of 124,324 square kilometres. The country comprises a high plateau and a coastal plain. The altitude ranges from the highest mountain, Amba Soira (3,010 metres), to the Dankaful depression (100 meters below sea level). The coastal plain consists of semi-arid desert. Tthe Dahla archipelago consists of more than 300 islands and is located off the port city of Massawa. Asmara, capital of Eritrea, has a population of 400,000 people. Assab has 28,000 people and Massawa has 25,000.

Satyaveer Singh said:   9 years ago
It is a country of eastern Africa. It extends about 1, 000 km along the Red Sea coast and includes the Dahlak Archipelago. Area: 46, 774 121, 144 sq km. Population (in 2009) : 5, 073, 000. The varied population is about half Tigrinya-speaking (see Tigray) Christians, with a large minority of Muslims and diverse other peoples. Arabic, English, and Italian are also spoken.

Currency: Nakfa. The land varies from temperate central highlands to coastal desert plain, with savanna in the western lowlands. The economy is based on livestock herding and subsistence agriculture. Industry, based in Asmara, includes food products, textiles, and leather goods.

Capital: Asmara.

President: Isaias Afwerki.

Currency: Eritrean Nakfa.

National anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra.

Population: 6.131 million (2012) World Bank.

Viji said:   1 decade ago
Country, eastern Africa. It extends about 600 mi (1,000 km) along the Red Sea coast and includes the Dahlak Archipelago. Area: 46,774 sq mi (121,144 sq km). Population (2009 est.): 5,073,000. Capital: Asmara. There is no official religion or language. The varied population is about half Tigrinya-speaking (see Tigray) Christians, with a large minority of Muslims and diverse other peoples. Arabic, English, and Italian are also spoken. Currency: nakfa. The land varies from temperate central highlands to coastal desert plain, with savanna in the western lowlands. The economy is based on livestock herding and subsistence agriculture. Industry, based in Asmara, includes food products, textiles, and leather goods.

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Hemanth said:   1 decade ago
Country, eastern Africa. It extends about 600 mi (1,000 km) along the Red Sea coast and includes the Dahlak Archipelago. Area: 46,774 sq mi (121,144 sq km). Population (2009 est.): 5,073,000. Capital: Asmara. There is no official religion or language. The varied population is about half Tigrinya-speaking (see Tigray) Christians, with a large minority of Muslims and diverse other peoples. Arabic, English, and Italian are also spoken. Currency: nakfa. The land varies from temperate central highlands to coastal desert plain, with savanna in the western lowlands. The economy is based on livestock herding and subsistence agriculture. Industry, based in Asmara, includes food products, textiles, and leather goods.

Ankita Kumari said:   6 months ago
Eritrea, which became the 182nd member of the UN in 1993, is in the continent of Africa.

Eritrea is in the HORN OF AFRICA, sharing borders with Ethiopia in the South, Sudan in the West, Djibouti in the South East, and Northeastern and eastern parts with a coastline of the Red Sea.

History of Liberation - During the colonization period, Italians created the colony of Eritrea in the 19th century. After WW II, it was federated to Ethiopia in 1952 and made a province in Ethiopia in 1962. After 3 decades, Eritrea declared its Independence in 1993 with its capital as ASMARA.
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Mohamed Shafi said:   9 years ago
Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea, across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi), and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands. Its name Eritrea is based on the Greek name for the Red Sea, which was first adopted for Italian Eritrea in 1890.


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