in Anseba Region, Eritrea
- Aksum (Unesco heritage, 115 mi)
- 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: 01:57 PM (Wednesday)
- Timezone: Africa/Asmara
- UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
- Sunrise and Sunset:
- 6:00 am and 7:01 pm
- Antipode Coordinates:
- -15.830 and -140.896 (Lat./Lng.)
- Closest place to antipode coordinates:
- This place on Wikipedia
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Safety Score: 3,4 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: 2020-07-08 07:23:41
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 01:57 PM (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: 26°C / 78 °F
|Morning Temperature||22°C / 72 °F|
|Evening Temperature||24°C / 75 °F|
|Night Temperature||22°C / 71 °F|
|Chance of rainfall||21%|
|Air Pressure||1010 hPa|
|Wind Speed||Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from East|
|Cloud Conditions||Broken clouds, covering 79% of sky|
|General Conditions||Heavy intensity rain|
Thursday, 9th of July 2020
25°C (77 °F)
24°C (75 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.
Friday, 10th of July 2020
24°C (75 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.
Saturday, 11th of July 2020
25°C (77 °F)
24°C (76 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.
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Attractions and noteworthy things
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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.
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.
Keren Subregion is a subregion in the northwestern Anseba Region of Eritrea. Its capital lies at Keren (Cheren).
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