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Eritrea’s Geography


Eritrea lies between 12° and 18° north, and 36° and 44° east. It covers an area of 124,320 square km (over 48,000 square miles) and is thus approximately the size of England.Eritrea’s Red Sea coastline is 1,200km long with more than 350 islands, is bordered by Sudan to the north and west and by Ethiopia and Djibouti to the south. Saudi Arabia and Yemen are its closest neighbors across the Red Sea.