Eritrea

Average temperature, rainfall and snowfall information is available for the following climate stations in Eritrea

Official name:State of Eritrea
Capital:Asmara (formerly Asmera)
Area:total: 121,320 sq km
water: 0 sq km
land: 121,320 sq km
Climate:hot, dry desert strip along Red Sea coast; cooler and wetter in the central highlands (up to 61 cm of rainfall annually); semiarid in western hills and lowlands; rainfall heaviest during June-September except in coastal desert
Location:Eastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and Sudan
Geographic coordinates:15 00 N, 39 00 E
Comparative Area:slightly larger than Pennsylvania
Land boundaries:total: 1,626 km
border countries: Djibouti 109 km, Ethiopia 912 km, Sudan 605 km
Coastline:2,234 km total; mainland on Red Sea 1,151 km, islands in Red Sea 1,083 km
Terrain:dominated by extension of Ethiopian north-south trending highlands, descending on the east to a coastal desert plain, on the northwest to hilly terrain and on the southwest to flat-to-rolling plains
Elevation extremes:lowest point: near Kulul within the Denakil depression -75 m
highest point: Soira 3,018 m

Map of Eritrea

Map of Eritrea

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