Eritrea's flagLocation: East Africa
Official name: State of Eritrea
Formation (date of independence / date current borders were established): 1993 / 2002
Capital city: Asmara
Population: 5.2 million / 115 people per sq mile (44 people per sq km)
Total land area: 46,842 square miles (121,320 square km)
Language(s) spoken: Tigrinya (official language), English (official language), Tigre, Afar, Arabic (official language), Saho, Bilen, Kunama, Nara, Hadareb
Main religions: Christian 50%, Muslim 48%, Other 2%
Ethnic mix: Tigray 50%, Tigre 31%, Other 9%, Saho 5%, Afar 5%
Government type: Transitional regime
Currency: Nakfa = 100 cents
Literacy rate: 67%
Calorie consumption (daily per person): 1587 kilocalories

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