Facts and stats about Eritrea

6.23 million

Population. Ranked 106th in 2013.


GDP per capita. Ranked 169th in 2012.


Djibouti 109 km, Ethiopia 912 km, Sudan 605 km
Largest city Asmara - 400,000
Capital city Asmara - 400,000
Major language Tigrinya, Tigre, Arabic, English
Major religion Islam, Christianity
Monetary unit nakfa
Alternative names Eritrea, State of Eritrea, Ertra, Hagere Ertra
Groups Catholic countries, Christian countries, Heavily indebted countries, Hot countries, Least Developed Countries, Sub-Saharan Africa, World

Interesting observations about Eritrea

  • Eritrea ranked first for GDP > real growth rate amongst Heavily indebted countries in 2012.
  • Eritrea ranked first for gasoline > pump price for gasoline > US$ per liter amongst Hot countries in 2012.
  • Eritrea ranked first for islam > percentage muslim amongst Christian countries in 2004.
  • Eritrea ranked #4 for birth rate amongst Catholic countries in 2013.
  • Eritrea ranked first for expenditures > percent of GDP amongst Sub-Saharan Africa in 2006.
  • Eritrea has ranked last for inbound tourism > arrivals since 2000.
  • Eritrea ranked first for armed forces personnel per 1000 globally in 2000.
  • Eritrea has ranked last for primary education, teachers per 1000 since 2008.