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For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Eritrea/CIA World Factbook 2002 import. -- Huttite 03:07, 28 Mar 2005 (EST)



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I do hope that someone can reformat the article so that the huge gap between the top portion of the article and the bottom portion of the article may again be one. Just a thought.

Personal travel[edit]

The personal travel information seems to be from here [1]. I'm afraid that we don't currently have a place for this type of travel content. Please see our Wikitravel:Goals and non-goals and Wikitravel:Manual of style. A note will also be placed on the contributor's home page. Majnoona 20:18, 1 June 2006 (EDT)

Respect section[edit]

"The Eritrean people are wonderful and generous and strong." hardly seems like an objective or useful analysis. Should probably be replaced with some actual information on Eritrean etiquette.

Please plunge forward and edit the text! Maj 08:55, 12 June 2007 (EDT)

Problem[edit]

I have a problem with the warning I mean turkmenistan North Korea Burma and many other countries place restrictions on where you can travel many of them don't have travel warnings so why Eritrea I understand Badme and the border and all that but some permit to leave the capital hardly constitutes a threat to ones safety.

The warning is not about the permits, it's about the near-state of war near the borders. Jpatokal 20:43, 19 January 2010 (EST)

I understand the near state of war but number one they don't allow you to go there any way (you can't get a permit) and the DMZ between the Korea's in almost a state of war North Korea and South Korea don't have travel warnings. I am just saying it is a bit much

Regions[edit]

Eritrea regions map.png

Given Eritrea's large size, but small population (equal to Benin), very few cities, and next to no content on Wikitravel (I don't think the country sees many travelers) I think two–three regions would be appropriate. I think we should treat the Dahlak Archipelago as an OD, as we are currently.

The most common way of dividing the country seems to be by Eastern Lowlands (the beach), Central Highlands (around the capital), and Western Lowlands (inland). These divisions make sense in terms of ethnicity, religion (Central is X-ian, the rest Muslim), and geography, but the western lowlands article would be practically empty. I'm inclined to be conservative and create only two articles: Coastal Eritrea and Central Eritrea. Essentially, that's just lumping the less important Western Lowlands in with the most important Central Highlands. This division is extremely simple: regions 1–4 are Central, 5–6 are Coastal. If it becomes practical to do so sometime in the future, it would be nice to separate the Central article into the traditional three.

Thoughts? --Peter Talk 21:21, 13 March 2010 (EST)

Sounds good to me, and as you say, a third division later would be simple if the content ever warrants it. --Burmesedays 21:47, 13 March 2010 (EST)
Here is the map. I'll leave it up for a couple days to see if there are any objections. If not, I'll plunge. --Peter Talk 21:28, 14 March 2010 (EDT)

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