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Eritrea is a country in the Horn of Africa, northeast Africa. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the west, Djibouti in the southeast and has a coastline along the Red Sea which stretches over 1347 km in the east, opposite Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Dahlakøyene, which consists of over 350 islands, and more Hanishøyene are part of Eritrea. The country's largest city is the capital Asmara.

Eritrea is one of Africa's smallest and youngest states. The country gained its independence from Ethiopia in 1993 after a 30-year long bloody civil war.

Lowlands are hot. Annual temperature is above 30 ° C, and the temperature rises occasionally up to almost 50 ° C. In the highlands, the climate is more moderate. In Asmara (2320 m.) Is the mean temperature for the year 16 ° C, with very little seasonal variation. Rainfall is negligible in the lowlands, and there is almost no vegetation. Asmara is 560 mm rainfall per year, mostly in July-August.

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