Eritrea: Statistics

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People  Source: The World Bank
Population 5,110,444 (2014)
Population Growth Rate 2.208 annual % (2014)
Age Dependency Ratio 83.079 % of working-age population (2014)
Urban Population 22.193 % of total (2014)
Infant Mortality Rate 34.1 per 1,000 live births (2015)
Life Expectancy at Birth 63.663 years (2014)
Age distribution - % of total population (2014);
Energy Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration
    Production 338,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Consumption 284,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Exports 0 kWh (2013)
    Imports 0 kWh (2013)
    Renewable Electricity Generation 2,000,000 kWh (2012)
    Production 0 bbl/day (2013)
    Consumption 4,810 bbl/day (2013)
    Exports (Refined) 0 bbl/day (2012)
    Imports (Refined) 3,159.56 bbl/day (2010)
    Proved Reserves (Crude) 0 bbl (2015)
    Production (Gross) 0 cu ft (2012)
    Consumption (Dry) 0 cu ft (2013)
    Exports (Dry) 0 cu ft (2013)
    Imports (Dry) 0 cu ft (2013)
    Proved Reserves 0 cu ft (2015)
Technology & Infrastructure  Source: CIA World Factbook
Airports 13 (2012 )
Cellular Telephones 241,900 (2011 )
Highways 4,010 km (2000 )
Internet Hosts 701 (2012 )
Internet Users 200,000 (2008 )
Railways 306 km (2010 )
Telephones 58,000 (2011 )
Geography & Environment Source: CIA World Factbook
LocationEastern Africa, bordering the Red Sea, between Djibouti and Sudan
Total Area117,600 sq. km
Land Area101,000 sq. km
Water Area16,600 sq. km
Coastline2,234 km
Climatehot, 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
Terraindominated 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
Lowest Pointnear Kulul within the Danakil Depression -75 m
Highest Point Soira 3,018 m

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