Outline of Eritrea

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The location of Eritrea
An enlargeable map of the State of Eritrea

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Eritrea:

Eritreacountry in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea is the Italian form of the Greek name Ἐρυθραίᾱ (Erythraíā ), meaning "red [land]". 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, directly 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.

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 Tigrinya make up about 55% of the population, with the Tigre 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.[1]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Eritrea

Geography of Eritrea[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Eritrea
Main article: Geography of Eritrea
 Ethiopia 912 km
 Sudan 605 km
 Djibouti 109 km

Environment of Eritrea[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Eritrea

Natural geographic features of Eritrea[edit]

Regions of Eritrea[edit]

Ecoregions of Eritrea[edit]

Main article: Ecoregions in Eritrea

Administrative divisions of Eritrea[edit]

Administrative divisions of Eritrea

Regions of Eritrea[edit]

Regions of Eritrea

Districts of Eritrea[edit]

Districts of Eritrea

Municipalities of Eritrea[edit]

Demography of Eritrea[edit]

Demographics of Eritrea

Government and politics of Eritrea[edit]

Main article: Government of Eritrea and Politics of Eritrea

Branches of the government of Eritrea[edit]

Government of Eritrea

Executive branch of the government of Eritrea[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Eritrea[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Eritrea[edit]

Court system of Eritrea

Foreign relations of Eritrea[edit]

Foreign relations of Eritrea

International organization membership[edit]

The State of Eritrea is a member of:[1]

Law and order in Eritrea[edit]

Law of Eritrea

Military of Eritrea[edit]

Military of Eritrea

Local government in Eritrea[edit]

Local government in Eritrea

History of Eritrea[edit]

"Governorato di Eritrea" (1936-1941). Borders with red points
Main article: History of Eritrea, Timeline of the history of Eritrea, and Current events of Eritrea

Culture of Eritrea[edit]

Culture of Eritrea

Art in Eritrea[edit]

Sports in Eritrea[edit]

Sports in Eritrea

Economy and infrastructure of Eritrea[edit]

Economy of Eritrea

Education in Eritrea[edit]

Health in Eritrea[edit]

See also[edit]

Main article: Eritrea


  1. ^ a b Eritrea entry at The World Factbook
  2. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Eritrea