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Eritrea Elevation Map

Eritrea is a country located in the Horn of Africa with an elevation ranging from below sea level in the Dankalia Depression to the highest points in the Simien Mountains.


The terrain is characterized by a narrow coastal plain along the Red Sea, highland plateau, and desert to the east and west.


The Central High Plateau rises to an average elevation of over 2,100 meters, making it one of the most prominent geographical features in the country.

Eritrea’s topography has played a significant role in shaping its history and cultural diversity.

Highest point

The highest point in Eritrea is the peak of Mount Soira at an elevation of 3,018 meters above sea level.

Lowest point

The lowest point in Eritrea is the salt flats of Lake Kulul, lying at 75 meters below sea level.

Similar landscape

Eritrea's topography is similar to other countries in the Horn of Africa, including Ethiopia, Djibouti, and Somalia.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in Eritrea and their elevation above sea level.