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                                         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

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ISO 3166 country codes

Car nationality plate code

ER

Internet country code

ER

GRC Country Code

ERI

Eritrea - Number format

   Note: This section last updated 15th April 2021

In Afar and Tigrinya:

   1,234.45

(where . indicates the decimal separator and , the thousands separator)

In Arabic:

   ۱٫۲۳۴٬۴۵

(where ٬ indicates the decimal separator and ٫ the thousands separator)

In Ge'ez (a liturgical language):

   1ወ234.45

(where ٬ indicates the decimal separator and ወ the thousands separator)

Eritrea - Date and time formats

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   Note: This section last updated 15th April 2021
   dd/mm/yyyy
   14:32

Eritrea - Languages

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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 graphic

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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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Eritrea - Postal code map

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Place names in Eritrea

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   Note: This section last updated 12th March 2016

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

Eritrea - Administrative districts

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Eritrea has 6 regions External (zobatat, singular: zoba). They are:

    Anseba External
    Debub (Southern) External
    Debubawi K’eyih Bahri (Southern Red Sea) External
    Gash-Barka External
    Ma’akel (Central) External
    Semenawi Keyih Bahri (Northern Red Sea) External

Administrative districts graphic

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Telephone numbers in Eritrea

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   Note: This section last updated 31st January 2014

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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