Population Estimate: 5.92 million
Area: 117,600 square kilometers
Borders: Sudan (north), Ethiopia (west), Djibouti (south), Red Sea (east)
Independence Day: May 24, 1991
President: Isaias Afwerki
Major Religion: Islam and Christianity
Other Common Religions:Indigenous
Key Challenges: Governance, corruption, conscription.
Interesting Fact: Eritrea signed a peace deal with Ethiopia in July 2018, effectively ending the 20-year war between the two countries.