Full Name State of Eritrea
Capital Asmara
Form of Government Transitional Government
Date of Independence November 1941 (from Italy),
24 May 1993 (from Ethiopia)
Date of Entry into the UN
Total Area 117,600 km2 (100th)
45,405 sq mi
Total Population (2005 estimate) 4,401,009 (118th)
Time Zone EAT (UTC+3)
Currency Nakfa
GDP (nominal, 2007 estimate) $5.316 billion
GDP Per Capita $271
Human Development Index .483
Languages Tigrigna, Arabic, English
Etnic Groups
Religions 50% Christianity, 50% Islam
Principal Cities
TV station ERI TV

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