Eritrea Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: Eritrean families eat together, though when guests are present, children may eat separately. In the rural areas, children and adults... More
  • Family: A family includes grand-parents, parents and four or more children. After marrying, a son and his wife generally live with... More
  • Fashion: Eritreans wear Western-style clothing. Pants are worn by women and girls. Highland Christian women often wear white cotton dresses, or... More
  • Visiting: Visiting among friends and relatives is common without invitation. Guest are often asked to join the family in a meal.... More

Eritrea Facts

Eritrea stats

Capital Asmara (formerly Asmera)
Government Type presidential republic
Currency ERN
Population 6,527,689
Total Area 45,405 Square Miles
117,600 Square Kilometers
Location Eastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and Sudan
Language Afar, Arabic, Tigre and Kunama, Tigrinya, other Cushitic languages

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