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Video: Yordanos Lulu crowned as Miss Eritrea 2011
Yordanos Lulu crowned as Miss Eritrea 2011 and was awarded 50,000 Nakfa. Ruth Gebrezgiabher won 2nd place and was awarded 30,000 Nakfa. Aisha Hurbi from Southern Red Sea and the city of Assab won third place and was awarded 20,000 Nakfa. Artist Helen Meles, Ibrahim Guret, Sandman Nigus, Mohammed Druf, Wedi Tikabo, Suzinino and others performed music and comedy.
Miss Independence Contest concludes
The Miss Independence contest conducted in connection with the 20th anniversary of Independence Day concluded today at the Expo grounds.
A total of 102 misses from all the administrative regions of the country and abroad participated in the first round of the contest that involved three stages. Out of them, 35 were passed to the 2nd stage, out of whom only 18 made it to the finals.
The requirements for the contest were from 18 to 27 years of age, above 1.70 height and general knowledge potentials.
Accordingly, the first winner was awarded 50, 000 Nakfa, while the second and third winners received 30,000 and 20, 000 Nakfa respectively.
Shabait: Asmara, 21 May 2011
State of Eritrea ሃገረ ኤርትራ Hagere Ertra دولة إرتريا
Anthem: Ertra, Ertra, Ertra Eritrea, Eritrea, Eritrea
Capital (and largest city) Asmara
15°20′N 38°55′E / 15.333°N 38.917°E / 15.333; 38.917
Official language(s) Tigrinya, Arabic, English Other languages Tigre, Saho, Bilen, Afar, Kunama, Nara, Hedareb,.
Ethnic groups 60% Tigrinya, 30% Tigre, 4% Afar, 3% Saho, 3% Kunama
Demonym Eritrean Government Provisional government
- President Isaias Afewerki
- From Italy November 1941
- From United Kingdom under UN Mandate 1951
- from Ethiopia de facto 24 May 1991
- From Ethiopia de jure 24 May 1993
- Total 117,600 km2 (100th)
45,405 sq mi - Water (%) 0.14%
- 2009 estimate 5,224,000 (109th)
- 2008 census 5,291,370
- Density 43.1/km2 (165th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
- Total $3.625 billion
- Per capita $681
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
- Total $2.117 billion
- Per capita $397
HDI (2007) steady 0.472 (low) (165th)
Currency Nakfa (ERN)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
ISO 3166 code ER
Internet TLD .er
Calling code 291
1 ,. National TV: Eritrea Television (ERI-TV)
Eritrea (play /ˌɛrɨˈtreɪ.ə/ or /ˌɛrɨˈtriːə/; Ge'ez: ኤርትራ ʾErtrā, Arabic: إرتريا Iritrīyā), officially the State of Eritrea, is a country in the Horn of Africa. The capital is Asmara. It is bordered by Sudan in the west, Ethiopia in the south, and Djibouti in the southeast. The northeast and east of the country has an extensive coastline on the Red Sea, directly across from Saudi Arabia and Yemen. The Dahlak Archipelago and several of the Hanish Islands are part of Eritrea. Eritrea's size is approximately 117,600 km2 (45,406 sq mi) with an estimated population of 6 million...