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Eritrea

 
 
 

Eritea Map & Flag

Introduction

Eritrea is located in north eastern Africa bordering with Ethiopia in the south, Sudan in north, Djibouti in the southeast and the Red Sea to the east.

Eritrea is dominated by the extension of Ethiopian north-south trending highlands, descending on the east to a coastal desert plain. To the northwest lies hilly terrain and on the southwest flat to rolling plains. Several mountains exceed 2,000mtrs in height. The country has no permanent rivers and no sizeable lakes. The largest archipelago of the Red Sea, the Dahlak Archipelago, has been designated as a national park.

Lowest Point: Kobar Sink -75 m
Highest Point: Soira 3,013 m


Africa Guide's recommended book
Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Eritrea   Lonely Planet Ethiopia & Eritrea
(amazon.com) - USA    (amazon.co.uk) - Europe
The only comprehensive guide to Ethiopia and Eritrea. It includes access chapter on crossing between Ethiopia and Eritrea, features the popular Historic route plus walking tours to Gondar, Lalibela, Harar and Massawa.


The Africa Guide's recommended Map
Eritrea Folded Map   Eritrea Folded Map  (Maps Worldwide)
ITMB Publishing Ltd - Africa
Scale 1:9 000 000
ITMB Publishing specialise in areas that are interesting, exotic and off the beaten track. in addition to the wealth of detail - many of the maps are strong on the physical features of the various countries - there is usually informative text included with the map, dealing with the history, culture, etc. The maps are light, practical and should be invaluable for the backpacker, traveller or tourist.

 
 
   
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