National Symbols of Eritrea

Eritrea is a country in Africa. It shares borders with the following countries: Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti, . The capital of Eritrea is Asmara.

The official language is Tigrinya, Tigre & Arabic and the Eritrean nakfa is the currency of the Eritrea. The domain is .er and the country code is +291.

National day is celebrated on 24 May 1993. Every country in the world has national symbols including national animal, national flower, motto, etc and Eritrea is no exception.

In Eritrea, Football is considered as a national sport, and it is a passion of many Eritrean people. Suwa is not only a traditional drink, but one of the national drink of Eritrea. As poetry is a highly appreciated art, many poets like Not Declared represent a national Eritrean symbol.

The country was founded by Isaias Afwerki. The current president of Eritrea is Isaias Afwerki and is the Prime Minister.

In Eritrea the power plugs and sockets are of type C, L. The standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz.

The Eritrean national anthem was written by Solomon Tsehaye Beraki and composed by Isaac Abraham Meharezghi and Aron Tekle Tesfatsion.

Country information

Official name(s) The State of Eritrea
Alternative name(s) State of Eritrea (official, English), Italian Eritrea (former, English)
Regional location Eastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and Sudan
Country name etymology "Land of the Red Sea", adopted in 1993 upon independence from Ethiopia.
Climate Hot, dry desert strip along Red Sea coast; cooler and wetter in the central highlands (up to 61 cm of rainfall annually, heaviest June to September); semiarid in western hills and lowlands
Terrain Dominated by extension of Ethiopian north-south trending highlands, descending on the east to a coastal desert plain, on the northwest to hilly terrain and on the southwest to flat-to-rolling plains
Population 3,546,421
National Day 24 May 1993
Language(s) Tigrinya, Tigre & Arabic
Religion Christianity, Islam
Country code +291
Literacy rate 64.7%
Currency Eritrean nakfa
Capital city Asmara
ISO ERI
Domain(TLD) .er
Ethnicity Tigrinya, Tigre, Saho, Kunama, & Rashaida
Head of government President
Nationality Eritrean
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format yyy/mm/dd
Total area 117,600 km2 (45,400 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+3 (EAT)
Average elevation 853 m (2,799 ft)
Coastline 2,234 Km
Mains electricity 230 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Eritrea

Flag map of Eritrea

Motto of Eritrea

دولة إرترݐا (Dawlat Iritrīya), "Hagere Ertra" - "State of Eritrea"

National animal of Eritrea

The National animal of Eritrea is Arabian camel

National Animal of Eritrea - Arabian camel

National flower of Eritrea

The National flower of Eritrea is Gerbera daisy flower. Botanical name is Gerbera.

National flower of Eritrea - Gerbera daisy flower

National bird of Eritrea

The National bird of Eritrea is Not Declared

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Neighbouring countries of Eritrea

Eritrean Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

Advise and counsel him; if he does not listen, let adversity teach him.

What one hopes for is always better than what one has.

The point of the needle must pass first.

Do not triumph before the victory.

The witness of a rat is another rat.

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