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Eritrea

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  • President: Isaias Afwerki (1993)

  • Total area: 46,842 sq mi (121,320 sq km)

  • Population (2014 est.): 6,380,803 (growth rate: 2.3%); birth rate: 30.69/1000; infant mortality rate: 38.44/1000; life expectancy: 63.51

  • Capital and largest city (2011 est.): Asmara, 712,000

  • Other large cities: the ports of Massawa, 30,700; and Assab, 56,300

  • Monetary unit: Nakfa

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