Eritrea Country Code +291

Country calling code +291

Alpha-2 Code ER

Alpha-3 Code ERI

About Eritrea

Eritrea (/ˌɛrɪˈtreɪə, ˌɛrɪˈtriːə/ (About this soundlisten)), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa situated in the Horn of Africa, with its capital at Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi), and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands. Eritrea is a multi-ethnic country, with nine recognized ethnic groups in its population of around five and a half million. Eritrea has nine national languages which are Tigrinya language, Tigre, Afar, Beja, Bilen, Kunama, Nara, Saho. Tigrinya, Arabic, and English serve as the three working languages. Most residents speak languages from the Afroasiatic family, either of the Ethiopian Semitic languages or Cushitic branches. Among these communities, the Tigrinyas make up about 55% of the population, with the Tigre people constituting around 30% of inhabitants. In addition, there are a number of Nilo-Saharan-speaking Nilotic ethnic minorities. Most people in the territory adhere to Islam or Christianity...

Eritrea Statistics

  • LAT/LONG: 15°10'52"N / 39°47'12"E
  • CAPITAL: Asmara
  • POPULATION: 3,531,725
  • AREA: 101,000 Km2
  • GDP: $0
  • TELEPHONES: 60,000
  • INTERNET USERS: 200,000

How to Call Eritrea from the US (or Canada)

Trying to call Eritrea from the U.S. (or Canada)? These simple dialing directions will help you:

  • First dial 011, the U.S. (or Canada) exit code.
  • Next dial 291, the country code for Eritrea.
  • Then dial the area code (1–3 digits — please see a sample calling code list below)
  • and finally the phone number (5–7 digits).

Travel in Eritrea

  • LANGUAGES: Tigrinya (official), Arabic (official), English (official), Tigre, Kunama, Afar, other Cushitic languages
  • CURRENCY: Nakfa (ERN)

    Type C European 2-pin

    • Commonly used in Europe, South America & Asia
    • 2 pins
    • Not grounded
    • 2.5 A
    • Almost always 220 – 240 V
    • Socket compatible with plug type C

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