Atlas of Eritrea
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|Map of Eritrea|
|Map of Eritrea|
|Regions of Eritrea|
|Districts of Eritrea|
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Eritrea, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Eritrea.
|The Eritrean coast is was subject to the Empire of Ethiopia and its pre-decessors, like the Kingdom of Dʿmt and the Kingdom of Aksum, until the 16th century. This map shows the Kingdom of Aksum.|
|This map shows Aksum and surrounding countries. Aksum was dissolved in the 3rd century. In the 16th century Northern parts come under Ottoman control (from 1865 as part of the province of Egypt). The south eastern part was ruled by the Sultanate of Awsa.|
|In 1882 Italy takes over the port of Assab and extended its control over the area. In 1890 the Colony of Eritrea is a fact (See this map about the region in 1908}.|
|When Italy conquers Ethiopia in 1936, Eritrea is federated with it and Italian Somalia into Italian East Africa, shown on this map. In 1941 Eritrea is placed under British military administration after the Italian surrender in World War II. In 1952, a UN resolution federating Eritrea with Ethiopia comes into effect. Though the resolution ignores Eritrean pleas for independence it guarantees Eritreans some democratic rights and a measure of autonomy. But almost immediately after the federation goes into effect, however, these rights begin to be abridged or violated. The Eritrean parliament is unilaterally dissolved by Ethiopia in 1962 and the region is annexed. From that moment the Eritrean fight for independence is sparked, which led to the Eritrean War of Independence. After a referendum in 1993 Eritrea becomes independent. Eritrea in the Italian colonial empire in 1940|
This section holds copies of original general maps more than 70 years old.
|Upper Nubia and Abyssinia, 1891|
|Map of Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan in 1892|
|[[|border|251x400px]]||Peoples of Eritrea|
|Economic map of Ethiopia (including Eritrea)|
|Ethnic map of Ethiopia (including Eritrea)|
|Vegetation map of Ethiopia (including Eritrea)|
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