Geographers use Location when finding a certain place. Location is a particular place or position. Eritrea is located on the East of Africa. The Capital of Eritrea is Asmara. It's exact location is 15.3229°N, 38.9257°E. The country is boarded by Sudan, Ethiopia, Djibouti and the Red Sea. Eritrea's climate is divided into three parts; highlands, coastal region and lowlands.
Take a trip around Eritrea with this video ! It shows all the amazing landforms Eritrea has and how their people spend their days.
Eritreas Capital, Asmara. This is the most commonly visited place in the country.
In the highlands, the area is very cool and wet. In the coastal regions is where many of the animals are. This area is a bit dryer. Since it's dryer here, you'll find deserts full of amazing animals! In the lowlands, the climate is semiarid. In Eritrea, the most rainfall received is between June to September.
Eritrea has many different and unique landforms. For starters, in the highlands of Eritrea, lays their highest mountain which is 6,631 ft. In the lowlands, there are many volcanoes but more than half of them are dormant. Eritrea also has a lot of islands. Their largest island is known as " Dahlak Kebir " and is about 250 square miles.
The geographic theme of place is the physical and human aspects of a certain location. Eritreans live most of their lives working to get the supplies they need for living. Although they have all the resources for their health, Eritreans are very poor. Eritrea is known as the " North Korea of Africa" due to their government.
You can find many natural resources. Many of the common resources are Natural gas, gold, copper , oil and zinc. These are found all over the country.
Culture is a big part of everyone's lives. Many people take it very seriously in their countries. In Eritrea, there are exactly 9 ethnic groups. Each one contains different styles of music, dancing and ways of living.
Holidays are fun to celebrate! There are three important ones here. The first one is on May 24th, which is Eritrean Independence Day. Independence Day for them is the most important one. The second one is June 20th which is Martyrs Day. On this day, Eritreans honor all of the soldiers that have fought in the Eritrean War. Lastly, Eritreans celebrate Sep. 27th which is Meskel Day. Meskel Day is a celebration where everyone has a big feast for the Holy Cross.
Eritrea has a Presidential System. A presidential system is when a president runs the country and is also in charge of the state. The economy isn't the greatest. The country is mostly poor due to 30 years of war. The unemployment rate is 7.2%.
Eritreans hope to help their economy grow from poverty.
" North Korea of Africa?!" Here's a look into Eritreans government!
The government is very independent. Eritreans like to be in charge of theirselves. The president of Eritrea is Issayas Afewerki. The government doesn't want to be like a democracy but are leaning towards it. Eritrea's government has also committed to a private sector led market economy.
The geographic theme of human environment interactions is when humans interact with their environment and/or hanging it in some ways. The people of this country use a lot of land in their country by creating lots of buildings.
In every country, they're specials crops that are grown there. In Eritrea, Maize, Sorghum, Okra, Cotton and Pearl Millet are just a few of them.
Everyone loves money right? Well, for the residents in Eritrea the most common jobs to work in are Markets or mining. Markets sell food, clothes and any other supplies you may need. Mining jobs are a big one because they're responsible for digging up the golds, copper , zinc , etc.
A wide range of people are concerned about endangered species. This country's endangered species are Green Sawfish, Golden Sandfish, African Wild Donkey , etc. Many of these species are endangered because the people like to fish for food in the water near them which is the Red Sea.
Geographers use the theme place for finding the physical and human features of a place. Eritrean children usually go to school ages 7-14 then stop to work for their families. There are 5 stages in the education system. The first stage is Basic, Junior , Secondary , Technical and University.
The geographic theme of movement is people or their goods transferring from one place to another. Imported goods that come from other countries to Eritrea is Food, Petroleum related products and machinery. Items from Eritrea are Sorghum, Textiles, Livetsock and Food.
A flag is a symbol that represents your people and the country you live in. Eritrea's flag was adopted on December 5th, 1995. The colors consist of Green, Red and Blue. The little symbol in the middle is an Olive Branch to symbolize United Nations. Green= Livetsock and agriculture in the country. Red= Blood lost in the fight for their freedom. Blue = The sea.
May 29th was the day Eritrea gained its independence from Ethiopia. When Eritrean soldiers were revoked, The country didn't like this. Eritrea decided they didn't want to share a country with Ethiopians so they started a war. This war ended up lasting 30 years until Eritreans finally defeated Ethiopians.
Eritreans use lots of ways to get around and communicate. Some of these are Trains, Cabs, Taxis, and buses. Cars can be really expensive in Eritrea due to the high pricing on gas. Many people also use telephones and radios to communicate.
Video explaining hatred between the two countries.