in Anseba Region, Eritrea

How to get there and get around
Noteable things around
  • Aksum (Unesco heritage, 115 mi)
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
15.778 and 38.451 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 15° 46' 40" and E 38° 27' 3"
Currency and Currency Code:
Nakfa - ERN
Spoken languages:
Afar, Arabic, Tigrinya
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 11:09 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Asmara
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:11 am and 6:41 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-15.830 and -140.896 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Eritrea in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 4,0 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Eritrea.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Eritrea. Last Update: 2021-04-14 08:22:48

Delve into Keren

Keren in Anseba Region with it's 74,800 habitants is a city located in Eritrea about 44 mi (or 71 km) north-west of Asmara, the country's capital town.

Current time in Keren is now 11:09 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Asmara with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports closer to Keren. The closest airport in Eritrea is Asmara International Airport in a distance of 45 mi (or 73 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. The closest heritage site is Aksum in Ethiopia at a distance of 115 mi (or 185 km).

Since you are here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Asmara, Mendefera, Massawa, Barentu and Mai-Mne. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 29°C / 85 °F

Morning Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Evening Temperature 25°C / 78 °F
Night Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 35%
Air Pressure 1011 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from South
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Thursday, 15th of April 2021

31°C (87 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 16th of April 2021

31°C (88 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.

Saturday, 17th of April 2021

31°C (88 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, clear sky.

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Keren, Eritrea エリトリア、ケレンの街並み

Published: April 25, 2018
Length: 31:14 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: matobisar _

recorded in 03/FEB/2018.

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Keren, Eritrea

Keren (formerly Cheren) is the second largest city in Eritrea. It is situated about 91 kilometers northwest of Asmara, at an elevation of 1,390 meters from sea-level. The town sprawls on a wide basin surrounded by granitic mountains on all sides. It serves as the capital of the Anseba region, and is home to the Bilen ethnic group.

Located at 15.7833, 38.45 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Anseba Region, Regional capitals in Eritrea, Populated places in Eritrea

Battle of Keren

The Battle of Keren (Cheren) was fought as part of the East African Campaign during World War II. The Battle of Keren was fought from 5 February to 1 April 1941 between the colonial Italian army defending its colonial possession of Eritrea and the attacking British and Commonwealth forces. In 1941, Keren was a town located in the Italian colony of Eritrea. Keren was of strategic importance to both the Italian and the British forces.

Located at 15.7767, 38.4511 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Conflicts in 1941, 1941 in Ethiopia, 1941 in Italy, Middle East theatre of World War II, Battles involving the United Kingdom, Eritrea in World War II, Italy in World War II, Ethiopia in World War II, Battles and operations of World War II involving Italy, Battles involving Ethiopia, Battles and operations of World War II

Keren District

Keren Subregion is a subregion in the northwestern Anseba Region of Eritrea. Its capital lies at Keren (Cheren).

Located at 15.7833, 38.45 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Anseba Region, Districts of Eritrea

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Keren.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Cheren, Hamelmalo, كرن, Κερέν, Kereno, کرن, קרן, ケレン, კერენი, 케렌, Kerenas, Кэрэн, Keren, ከረን, Керен, کیرین، ارتریا, 克伦