Eritrea

Census Results


1984-04-09 2,748,304

General Information


Official name the State of Eritrea
Official name [native] إريتريا [Irī̄trī̄yā̄] «Arabic»
Eritrea «English»
ኤርትራ [Iertra] «Tigrinya»
Capital Asmara
Capital [native] أسمرة [Asmarah] «Arabic»
Asmara «English»
ኣስመራ [Asmera] «Tigrinya»
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code ER
Statistical agency Commissariat General du Plan

Name in Chinese 厄立特里亚
Name in Arabic إريتريا
Name in Spanish Eritrea
Name in Russian Эритрея
Name in French l'État d'Érythrée

Administrative units

codezoba [region]native namecapital [native name]area (sq.km.)population
1997
count
population
2005
estimate
01Zoba Debubawi Keyih Bahriዞባ ደቡባዊ ቀይሕ ባሕሪAssab23,384185,45483,500
02Zoba Maakel [Central]ዞባ ማእከልAsmara1,400503,201675,700
03Zoba Semienawi Keyih Bahriዞባ ሰሜናዊ ቀይሕ ባሕሪMassawa33,178373,784653,300
04Zoba Ansebaዞባ ዓንሰባKeren22,120360,647549,000
05Zoba Gash-Barkaዞባ ጋሽ ባርካBarentu34,529519,072708,800
06Zoba Debub [Southern]ዞባ ደቡብMendefera9,709692,827952,100
 total  124,3202,634,9853,622,400
source: 1997 - a count in 1997 by the Eritrean government.
source: 2005 - FAO mission estimate.
note: Debubawi Keyih Bahri = Southern Red Sea; Siemenawi Keyih Bahri = Northern Red Sea.

Expanded administrative units

codezoba [region]
district
native namecapital [native name]area (sq.km.)population
1997
count
population
2005
estimate
01Zoba Debubawi Keyih Bahriዞባ ደቡባዊ ቀይሕ ባሕሪAssab23,384185,45483,500
101Are'eta sub-zoneአራዕታTiyo 30,012 
102Central [Maakel] Denkalya sub-zoneማእከል ደንካልያEddi 26,381 
103Southern [Debub] Denkalya sub-zoneደቡብ ደንካልያAssab 84,841 
104Assab City sub-zoneዓሰብAssab 44,220 
02Zoba Maakel [Central]ዞባ ማእከልAsmara1,400503,201675,700
201Serejaka sub-zoneሰረጀቓSerejaka 48,312 
202Berikh sub-zoneበሪኽTsa'eda Kristyan 34,400 
203Ghala Nefhi sub-zoneጋላ ነፍሒMerhano 39,921 
204Semienawi Mibraq Asmara [NE] sub-zoneሰሜናዊ ምብራቕ አስመራ- 107,145 
205Debubawi Mibraq Asmara [SE] sub-zoneደቡባዊ ምብራቕ አስመራ- 102,252 
206Debubawi Mi'erab Asmara [SW] sub-zoneደቡባዊ ምዕራብ አስመራ- 71,246 
207Semienawi Mi'erab Asmara [NE] sub-zoneሰሜናዊ ምዕራብ አስመራ- 99,925 
03Zoba Semienawi Keyih Bahriዞባ ሰሜናዊ ቀይሕ ባሕሪMassawa33,178373,784653,300
301Ghelalo sub-zoneገላዕሎGhelalo 21,688 
302Foro sub-zoneፎሮForo 35,747 
303Dahlak sub-zoneደሴታት ዳህላክDahlak (Jimhil?) 2,630 
304Massawa sub-zoneምጽዋዕ(ባጽዕ)Massawa 27,179 
305Ghinda sub-zoneጊንዳዕGhinda 39,559 
306She'eb sub-zoneሽዕብShe'eb 42,168 
307Afabet sub-zoneአፍዓበትAfabet 95,064 
308Nakfa sub-zoneናቕፋNakfa 53,302 
309Karura sub-zoneቃሮራKarura (Mahmimet?) 56,447 
310Adobha sub-zoneAdobha   
04Zoba Ansebaዞባ ዓንሰባKeren22,120360,647549,000
401Adi Tekelezan sub-zoneዓዲ ተከሌዛንAdi Tekelezan 24,685 
402Elabered sub-zoneዒላበርዕድEden 34,715 
403Geleb sub-zoneገለብGeleb 25,496 
404Keren City sub-zoneከረንKeren 55,586 
405Hagaz sub-zoneሓጋዝHagaz 60,662 
406Halhal sub-zoneሓልሓልHalhal 47,991 
407Habero sub-zoneሃበሮArietay 44,785 
408Asmat sub-zoneአስማጥAsneda 31,368 
409Kerkebet sub-zoneከርከበትKerkebet 23,557 
410Sela sub-zoneሰልዓAtai / Rikeb 11,802 
411Hamelmalo sub-zoneHamelmalo   
05Zoba Gash-Barkaዞባ ጋሽ ባርካBarentu34,529519,072708,800
501Logo-Anseba sub-zoneሎጎ ዓንሰባMeqerka 34,455 
502Mensura sub-zoneመንሱራMensura 49,597 
503Agordat sub-zoneአቑርደትAgordat 32,659 
504Dighe sub-zoneድገDighe / Mogorayb 37,451 
505Mogolo sub-zoneሞጎሎMogolo 20,579 
506Shambuko sub-zoneሻምብቆShambuko 31,140 
507Barentu sub-zoneባረንቱBarentu 19,126 
508Gogne sub-zoneጎኘGogne 38,154 
509Forto sub-zoneፎርቶForto 39,126 
510Haykota sub-zoneሃይኮታHaykota 41,186 
511La'elay Gash [Upper Gash] sub-zoneላዕላይ ጋሽAwgaro 50,156 
512Guluj sub-zoneጎልጅGuluj 48,250 
513Tesseney sub-zoneተሰነይTesseney 38,834 
514Molki sub-zoneሞልቂMolki 38,359 
Om Hajer sub-zoneኦምሓጀር   
06Zoba Debub [Southern]ዞባ ደቡብMendefera9,709692,827952,100
601Debarwa sub-zoneድባርዋDebarwa 71,570 
602Areza sub-zoneዓረዛAreza 66,359 
603Mendefera sub-zoneመንደፈራMendefera 71,738 
604Dekemhare sub-zoneደቀምሓረDekemhare 61,114 
605Segeneiti sub-zoneሰገነይቲSegeneiti 44,707 
606Adi Keyh sub-zoneዓዲቐይሕAdi Keyh 71,990 
607Senafe sub-zoneሰንዓፈSenafe 70,502 
608Tsorona sub-zoneጾሮናTsorona 41,940 
609Adi Quala sub-zoneዓዲዃላAdi Quala 90,106 
610Imni-Hall sub-zoneImni-Hall / Dirko ? 43,943 
611Mai-Mne sub-zoneማይምነMai-Mne 58,858 
612Mai-Ayni sub-zoneማይዓይኒMai-Ayni   
 total  124,3202,634,9853,622,400
source: 1997 - a count in 1997 by the Eritrean government.
source: 2005 - FAO mission estimate.
note: Debubawi Keyih Bahri = Southern Red Sea; Siemenawi Keyih Bahri = Northern Red Sea.

Main cities

namenative namepopulation
1997
count
Asmara380,568
source: 1997 - a count in 1997 by the Eritrean government.