Eritrea is located in the Horn of Africa at the Red Sea. Its ports were once used to acquire gold, coffee and slaves that were sold by the Ethiopian traders.
The country is bordered by Djibouti to the southeast, Ethiopia to the south and Sudan to the west. Its coastline is 600 miles from Cape Kasar in the north to Strait of Mandeb (which separates the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden) in the south.
View from the road between Asmara and Dek’emhāre,