Population of Eritrea 2021
As of 2021, the latest population of Eritrea is 6,081,196, based on AllCityPopulation calculation of the current data from UN (United Nations).
|Population growth rate||0.93%|
|Birth rate||29.60 births per 1,000 people|
|65 years and above||3.95%|
|Median age||19.30 years|
|Gender ratio (Male to Female)||0.98|
|Population density||51.71 residents per km²|
|approx. 50% Tigrinya, 30% Tigre, 5% Afar, 5% Saho, 3% Hedareb (Beja), 2% Bilen, 2% Kunama (Bara), 2% Nara (Baria), 1% Raschaida|
|Muslims, Copts, Catholics (Roman Catholic), Protestants|
|Human Development Index (HDI)||0.434|
|HDI ranking||182nd out of 194|
People in Eritrea
Around 6 million people live in Eritrea. The population is growing rapidly. Therefore one can only guess the exact number.
Nine ethnic groups live in Eritrea. Half of them belong to the Tigrinya people. 30 out of 100 belong to the Tigre people, whose name sounds similar, but should not be confused with the Tigrinya. Saho, Bilen, Rashaida, Kunama, Bedscha, Nera and Afar are minorities.
Languages in Eritrea
Tigrinya and Arabic are the most widely spoken languages in Eritrea. Tigrinya is the language of the people of the same name. You can also say Tigrin. However, the languages of all nine ethnic groups are considered to be national languages with equal rights. Many people also speak English, which is primarily used as a commercial language.
Religions in Eritrea
About half of the population is Muslim and the other half Christian. Most Christians follow a special Eritrean Orthodox religion. Eritrea proves that different religions can live together without having to constantly argue.