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.
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
(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
||Eritrea Folded Map (Maps Worldwide)
ITMB Publishing Ltd - Africa
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.