Global Sourcebook for International Data Management

                                         by Graham Rhind

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Eritrea

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ERITREA
ERITREA

For supplementary information, see links to post office home pages here External, to postal code pages here External and to other personal name and addressing issues pages here External.

Table of Contents

Eritrea - Country information

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Local short name form

Official name

Area

Population

Capital

Currency

International telephone access code

291

ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

ER

Internet country code

ER

GRC Country Code

ERI

Eritrea - Languages

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Language map External

English External is the national language but spoken by few as a first language. There are 450 000 speakers of Afar External; 120 000 of Bedawi External; 70 000 of Bilen External (in and around the town of Keren External); 140 000 of Kunama External; 63 000 of Nara External; 144 000 of Saho External; 683 000 of Tigré External and 1 900 000 of Tigrinya External.

Eritrea - Personal names

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Eritreans do not have family names. Both males and females retain the same names throughout life. The first given name is used in correspondence following the form of address. Some Eritreans use their father's or grandfather's given name as a family name/second given name.

Tables of names can be acquired: given names External, surnames/family names External, family name prefixes External, forms of address External, job titles External

Eritrea - Example address format

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Any address written in a non-native language will be written in English.

A table containing information about the relevant position of elements within address blocks can be acquired External

Eritrea - Postal codes

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Eritrea has no postal code system.

Eritrea - Postal code format

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Eritrea - Postal code specifics

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Eritrea - Postal code regular expression

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Eritrea - Postal code level of coverage

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Place names in Eritrea

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Refer to Exonyms in Eritrea for full lists of place names in Eritrea in other languages.

Eritrea - Administrative districts

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Administrative districts graphic

Telephone numbers in Eritrea

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All Eritrean area codes, when called from abroad, have a length of 1 digit. Subscriber numbers have 6 digits. Mobile numbers have the area code 7 or the area code 1 with subscriber numbers beginning 71, 72 or 73.

Tables of telephone number information/formats can be acquired – see http://www.grcdi.nl/telephone.htm External


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