The Lord's Move to Africa


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Location: East Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and Sudan 
Geographical Size: land: 101,000 sq km, water: 16,600 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, heaviest June to September); semiarid in western hills and lowlands 
Population: 5,970,646 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 0.89% (2018 est.) 
Languages: Tigrinya (official), Arabic (official), English (official), Tigre, Kunama, Afar, other Cushitic languages 
Religion: Sunni Muslim, Coptic Christian, Roman Catholic, Protestant Government Type: presidential republic 
Capital City: Asmara (Asmera) 
Economy: Nearly 80% of Eritrea’s population - is engaged in subsistence agriculture but the mining of Copper, potash, and gold production accounts for the largest portion of the country’s output. GDP (Purchase power parity): $9.402 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 66,086 (July 2016 est.) Mobile Cellular 506,000 (July 2016 est.) Internet users 69,095 (July 2016 est.) Information and map From CIA