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Republic of Eritrea

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Capital city: Asmara, largest city (main international airport).

Area: 121144 square km

National day: 24 May

Independence: 24 May 1993. Former Etiopian province and Italian colony.

Population: 4,2 million as of 2000

Leader: Isaias Afewerki born 1945. President since 1993.

Language: Arabic, Tigrinya, Afar (Danakil), English and Italian.

Currency: Nakfa.

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