Saturday, 24 December 2016


Eritrea  officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in East Africa. With its capital at Asmara, it is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeastern and eastern parts of Eritrea have an extensive coastline along the Red Sea. The nation has a total area of approximately 117,600 km2, and includes the Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands.
During the Middle Ages, the Eritrea region was known as Medri Bahri ("sea-land"). The name Eritrea is derived from the ancient Greek name for Red Sea (ἐρυθρὰ Θάλασσα eruthra thalassa, based on the adjective ἐρυθρός erythros "red"). It was first formally adopted in 1890, with the formation of Italian Eritrea (Colonia Eritrea). The territory became the Eritrea Governorate within Italian East Africa in 1936. Eritrea was annexed by Ethiopia in 1953 (nominally within a federation until 1962) and an Eritrean Liberation Front formed in 1960. Eritrea gained independence following the 1993 referendum, and the name of the new state was defined as State of Eritrea in the 1997 constitution.
These beautiful covers sent from Asmara, the capital city of Eritrea. The covers posted on December 01, 2016 and I received on December 23, 2016. Eritrea issued beautiful stamps previously, but the postal service was suspended for 3 years because of financial crisis. in 2016, all the issues resolved and Eritrean Postal Service restarted in February 2016. Thank You EPS for the big the nice covers.

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