Which country is Eritrea in?
The name Eritrea comes from the Greek and translates as “Red Sea”. In fact, Eritrea is located on the Red Sea, a long but narrow sea between Africa and the Arabian Peninsula.
Eritrea is a very small country, about a third the size of Germany. It borders Sudan to the west and Ethiopia to the south. At the very southeast there is a short border with Djibouti. Eritrea also has about 200 islands in the Red Sea. Among them are the Dahlak Islands.
The coast on the Red Sea is very long with 1100 kilometers. On the coast it is hot and dry. In addition to the mainland coast, there are the coasts of the islands with about 1000 kilometers.
The highlands of Abyssinia rise inland, stretching from Ethiopia to Eritrea. The highest mountain is called Soira and is 3018 meters high. This highland is densely populated and cooler. In the southern highlands there are fertile areas. The salt desert of the Danakil Depression in the south is extremely hostile to life. It can get up to 50 degrees hot here and only a few creatures survive in this region. In the far west, a piece of the Sahara belongs to Eritrea.
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