Eritrea is located in north eastern Africa bordering with Ethiopia in
the south, Sudan in north, Djibouti in the southeast and the Red Sea to the
Eritrea is dominated by the extension of Ethiopian north-south trending
highlands, descending on the east to a coastal desert plain. To the northwest
lies hilly terrain and on the southwest flat to rolling plains. Several
mountains exceed 2,000 metres. The country has no permanent rivers and no
sizeable lakes. The largest archipelago of the Red Sea, the Dahlak Archipelago,
has been designated as a National Park.