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Eritrea
(2,419 words)

Hagere Iertra/The State of Eritrea

Demographics (United Nations)

Population

5,432,000

Area

120,000 sq. km (45,000 sq. mi)

Population density

46/sq. km (120/sq. mi)

Growth rate p.a.

2.31% (per 1,000: births 29, deaths 6)

Under 15 years

41%

Urban dwellers

41% (3.67% p.a.)

Capital city

Asmara 963,000

Languages & peoples (World Christian Database)

Mother tongues

45% Tigrigna, 25% Tigré, 9% Afar, 4% Saho, 4% Kunama, plus 7 others

Peoples

45% Tig…

Cite this page
“Eritrea”, in: World Christian Encyclopedia Online, Todd M. Johnson, Gina A. Zurlo. Consulted online on 29 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2666-6855_WCEO_COM_02ERI>
First published online: 2020



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