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Eritrea is an Eastern African country with a coastline on the Red Sea, it is bordered by Sudan in west, by Ethiopia in south and by Djibouti in south east. Eritrea shares also maritime borders with Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Located east of the mainland is the Dahlak Archipelago, a group of islands in the Red Sea surrounded by coral reefs and shoals.
Eritrea covers an area of 117,000 km², compared, the country is somewhat smaller than England, or almost four times the size of Belgium or slightly larger than the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The country's landscape is characterized by the Eritrean highlands, the northern extension of the Ethiopian Plateau, running north to south in the center of the country, west of the highlands are the hot and arid western lowlands bordering Sudan. To the east is a 30-50 km wide, flat coastal desert strip, running south up to Djibouti. Highest point is Emba Soira at 3,018 m, the mountain is situated in the Debub (Southern) administrative region near the border with Ethiopia.
Eritrea's major rivers are the Barka river and its tributary the Anseba; the Tekezé (Setit) and the Gash (Mereb) rivers forming sections of the border with Ethiopia. These rivers are fed by seasonal rains.
Eritrea's population of 6 million people is made up of Tigrinya (55%), Tigre (30%) and some smaller ethnic groups. Capital and largest city is Asmara, situated on the northwestern edge of the Eritrean highlands. Spoken languages are Tigrinya, Arabic, and English.
Map is showing Eritrea, an independent state in northeastern Africa on the Red Sea, with its surrounding countries, international borders, the national capital Asmara, region capitals, major cities, main roads, railroads and airports.
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Political Map of Eritrea.
The map shows the location of following Eritrean cities and towns:
Asmara, (capital city; Maekel Region);
largest ports: Massawa and Assab;
province capitals: Assab (Southern Red Sea Region), Barentu (Gash-Barka Region), Keren (Anseba Region), Massawa (Northern Red Sea Region), Mendefera (Debub Region).
Other towns and villages:
Adailo, Adi Keyh, Adi Quala, Afabet, Akordat, Alghena, Arafali, Badeda, Beraisole, Beylul, Dekemhare, Doleh, Gulbub, Halaba, Hawra, Idi (Edd), Karmu, Mersa Fatma, Mersa Kuba, Miida, Mora, Nak'fa, Obellet, Omhajer, Sebderat, Sheburur, Tesseney, Tio, Wekiro, and Zela Ambesa.
Debealuwa, Gabbi Hu, Harat, Jimhil, Sahelia,
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