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Interesting Facts about Eritrea

Eritrea Interesting Facts

Eritrea, officially The State of Eritrea, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Eritrea:

  • The national flag of Eritrea was adopted on 5th December, 1995.
  • The modern emblem of Eritrea was adopted on 24 May 1993.
  • Due to its Italian-style architecture, Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, is frequently referred to as the "New Rome" or "Africa's Rome".
  • Eritrea has a tank cemetery. Old military tanks, lorries, and other vehicles are stored in a tank graveyard near Asmara.
  • Eritrea has only had one president since becoming independent, Isaias Af-werki.
  • Eritrea is a country in East Africa that borders Ethiopia, Sudan, and Djibouti on the Red Sea.
  • "Erythra Thalassa", which in ancient Greek means "Red Sea", hence the name Eritrea.
  • In 1998, one of the oldest human skeletons was discovered in Eritrea.
  • One of the best collections of art deco buildings in the world may be found in the city.
  • One of the most secretive authoritarian nations in Africa is Eritrea, according to reports.
  • In terms of average annual temperature, Eritrea is among the hottest regions on Earth.
  • One of the oldest port cities in Africa is located in Eritrea.
  • The constitution of the multilingual nation of Eritrea confirms the equality of all its languages. Because of this, this nation has no official language.
  • At around 9,902 feet, Emba Sawira is the tallest mountain in Eritrea. 
  • Eritrea's capital is Asmara.
  • The only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the nation is Asmara. On July 8, 2017, UNESCO designated it a modern African city and added it to the World Heritage List.
  • The two predominant religions in Eritrea are Christianity and Islam.
  • The "Temple of Mariam Wakiro" is located in the city of Qohaito and is frequently mistaken for a pre-Christian chapel.
  • "Asmara" is primarily a gender-neutral name that means "Beautiful Butterfly" in English and "Love" in Indonesian.
  • Eritrea's waters are home to more than 10,000 rare fish species.
  • Eritrea shares borders with Sudan, Djibouti, and Ethiopia.

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