Saturday, March 14, 2009

Eritrea, Introduction

Eritrea no. 13, north of Ethiopia

Map of Eritrea :

A strip of country about 650 miles in length and 70 miles in breadth, on
the west of the Red Sea, called by the Romans Mare Erythraeum, was
called Eritrea by the Italians. The coast is very hot , but the mountains
interior has a pleasant climate. The total area of the land is 125, 000,
5,000 sq.kms less than the area of Tamil Nadu. Eritrea is located in the
Horn of Africa and is bordered on the northeast and east by the Red Sea.