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Life in Eritrea - Capital City of Asmara, People, Population, Culture, History Music and Lifestyle

Eritrea officially the State of Eritrea, is an African country on the Red Sea coast in the Horn of Africa region of Eastern Africa, with its capital and largest city at Asmara.Eritrea was called Mdree-Bahree (which means Land of the Sea) by the local people.

The term "Eritrea" derives from the Greek term Sinus Erythraeus, which can be translated in English as Red Sea. Eritrea shares borders with Ethiopia, Sudan and Djibouti. The current population of Eritrea is 3,691,484.Eritrea population is equivalent to 0.05 percent of the total world population. Eritrea ranks number 133 in the list of countries by population.The land has a total area of 117,600 km² and a total coastline of 2,234 km. This land area is approximately 111% of the area of Ohio. Eritrea is thus the 22nd smallest country in Africa and ranked 101st in the world.There are nine officially recognized ethnic groups in Eritrea, Afar, Blien, Hidareb, Kunama, Nara, Rashaida, Saho, Tigre and Tigrinya. In an Eritrean context, reference to Indigenous Peoples is primarily based on the claim of indigeneity made by some Eritrean ethnic groups such as the Afar, Kunama, Saho and Nara.Tigrinya is spoken by about 7 million people around the world. It is a widely spoken language in Eritrea and in the northern part of Ethiopia. In Eritrea it is a working language in offices along with Arabic.

Life in Eritrea - Capital City of Asmara, People, Population, Culture, History, Language, Music and Lifestyle

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