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Eritrea is a country in Africa, particularly in East Africa. The country meets the Red Sea on its coastline. The capital of Eritrea is Asmara, and the population is approximately 6,147,000.
History of Eritrea
The Cushitic inhabitants occupied both the mainland and coast. Then in 1000 BCE, the Semitic people invaded this land and ruled. Around the 4th century, these Semitic people from the Arabian Peninsula established an Ethiopian realm known as Aksum. Aksum is still present in Ethiopia and lies in the northern part of the country.
A geographical overview of Eritrea
The coastline that stretches along the massive Red Sea of the region runs from the Cape Kasar, a Cape in Eritrea, to Bab al-Mandab Strait that separates Yemen and Djibouti. The country also shared its borders with Sudan and Djibouti in the north and south, respectively. Moreover, the country also boasts numerous volcanic islands and beautiful landscapes. In the middle of the country, there is an Ethiopian Plateau that that is 2000 meters above sea level. The Plateau is so high that it seems that it is floating in the sky. The highest geographical point of the region is Mount Soira, which stands at a remarkable height of approximately 3000 meters. The southern part of the region features agricultural lands.
Eritrea has different temperatures in its different regions. For example, in Massawa, the temperature is hot and goes up to 30 °C-32 °C. And Asmara, which is about 40km away from Massawa and the capital of Eritrea, enjoys colder weather. The average temperature of Asmara is 17 °C. The region's upland experiences an average rainfall of about 500mm, while the lowlands in the western region experience an average rainfall of 400mm. Some of the plains, such as the Danakil Plain in northern Ethiopia, mostly remain dry.
People, language, and religion
They were being invaded by the Arabs and Italians in the past. Italian and Arabic are the dominant languages of the country. English is also spoken in the region. Most of the land (55%) is occupied by the people of Tigrinya, the official language of Eritrea is also Tigrinya. Around 7 million people speak the language. Moreover, other ethnic groups such as Tigre, Saho, Kunama, Bilen, and others also inhabit the land of Eritrea. Islam is the most practiced religion in the country, while Eritrean Orthodox is the second most followed. The Christians also practice Roman Catholicism.