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Country: State of Eritrea

Georgian transcript: ერითრია

Capital and largest city: Asmara (historically, Asmera) (ასმარა)

Continent: Africa

Official language: None

Working languages: Tigrinya, Arabic, English

Recognised national languages: Tigrinya, Tigre, Kunama, Saho, Bilen, Nara, Afar

Other languages: Italian

Religion: Christianity (63%), Islam (36%)

Government: Unitary one-party presidential republic

The British rule over Eritrea: 1941-1952

Independence: 24 May 1991 (from Ethiopia)

Population: 3 605 217 (2021)

Demonym: Eritrean

Currency: Nakfa (ERN)

Driving side: right

Time zone: UTC +6:00 (EAT)

Calling code: +291

Internet TLD: .er

Website: Eritrea Ministry of Information

Neighbouring countries: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Sudan


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