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

Zobacapitalarea (sq.km.)population
2001
estimate
population
2005
estimate
Zoba ĀnsebaKeren23,200484,200549,000
Zoba DebubMendefera8,000839,700952,100
Zoba Debubawī K'eyih BahrīAssab27,60073,70083,500
Zoba Gash BarkaBarentu33,200625,100708,800
Zoba Ma'ākelAsmara1,300595,900675,700
Zoba Semēnawi K'eyih BahrīMassawa27,800576,200653,300
total 121,1003,194,8003,622,400
source: 2001 - Ministry of Local Government, 2001 population count.
source: 2005 - FAO mission estimate.
note: Debubawi Keyih Bahri (aka Debub-Keih-Bahri) = Southern Red Sea; Semenawi Keyih Bahri (aka Semien-Keih-Bahri) = Northern Red Sea.

Main cities

namepopulation
1990-07-01
estimate
Asmara358,100
source: United Nations Statistics Division.