1941 - 1991

Eritria was administered by the British between 1941-52.  In 1952, United Nations established Eritrea’s association with Ethiopia as a federation with a representative Assembly of 68 members, equally divided between Christians and Muslims of  Eritrea. In 1962, Haile Selassie, the emperor of Ethiopia abolished the Eritrean Assembly, annexed it into Ethiopia and  sparking the Eritrean fight for independence by  Eritrean Liberation Front (ELF) and Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) .  In 1991, multi-ethnic Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF) set up the Provisional Government of Eritrea (PGE) after the fall of Ethiopean government. In 1993, Eritreans voted overwhelmingly for independence from Ethiopia and was declared as an Independent country.

Monetary System

Ethiopian coins circulated in Eritria during the federation between 1952-80
See coins of Ethiopia 1941-74


Country List



RK. December, 16, 2006.