Official English Name: State of Eritrea
Official Local Name(s): ናይ ኤርትራ መንግስቲ (Tigrinya), دولة إريتريا (Arabic)
Common English Name: Eritrea
|Red Sea (East)|
|117,600 km2 (85.89% land, 14.11% water)|
|Desert along coast
Cooler and wetter in central highlands
Semiarid in western hills and lowlands
Eastern coastal plain
Rolling plains in the west
|Soira (3,018 m)|
|Kulul (-75 m)|
|President Isaias Afworki|
|24 May 1993 (from Ethiopia)|
|Ertra, Ertra, Ertra|
|$1 (USD) = 10.47Nfk|
Coffee is always served to guests, and if politely declined, tea will be offered instead. Usually, 3 cups are served.
Greetings involving women and children involve 3 kisses on the cheek, alternating each cheek. Men shake hands and move in to bump shoulders several times.
Mealtime consists of everybody sitting around in a circle. Meals are always eaten when visiting a guest’s house out of respect.
Even though they are very close culturally and linguistically to Ethiopia, DO NOT call them Ethiopians.
https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/er.html (Majority of information)
http://www.webcitation.org/5ywEZKW1R (Ethnic group data)
http://www.webcitation.org/5ywEZKW1Rm (Religious data)
http://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=1&From=USD&To=ERN (Currency exchange data)
Information accurate to best of ability as of 3 November 2016