in Debub Region, Eritrea

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
14.698 and 39.429 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 14° 41' 53" and E 39° 25' 45"
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: 12:54 AM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Asmara
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:54 am and 6:42 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-14.165 and -141.272 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Eritrea in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 4,2 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: 2021-05-11 08:35:04

Discover Sen‘afe

Sen‘afe in Debub Region is a town in Eritrea about 55 mi (or 89 km) south-east of Asmara, the country's capital city.

Current time in Sen‘afe is now 12:54 AM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Asmara with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 6 airports near Sen‘afe. The closest airport in Eritrea is Asmara International Airport in a distance of 54 mi (or 86 km), North-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site is Aksum in Ethiopia at a distance of 62 mi (or 99 km).

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mendefera, Asmara, Massawa, Mai-Mne and Mek'ele. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 24°C / 75 °F

Morning Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Evening Temperature 21°C / 70 °F
Night Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 22%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 28% of sky
General Conditions Scattered clouds

Wednesday, 12th of May 2021

23°C (74 °F)
18°C (65 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Thursday, 13th of May 2021

23°C (74 °F)
18°C (65 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.

Friday, 14th of May 2021

24°C (74 °F)
19°C (67 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, few clouds.

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.


Senafe is a market town in southern Eritrea, on the edge of the Ethiopian highlands. The surrounding area is inhabited by the Saho people and the Tigrinya people. Senafe is known for the ruins of Metera (also known as Balaw Kalaw), the monolithic church of Enda-Tradqan, the monastery of Debre Libanos (built in the sixth century and known for its mummies) and for the local stone outcrops.

Located at 14.7, 39.4167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Debub Region, Populated places in Eritrea

Matara, Eritrea

Matara (or Metera) is an archaeological site in Eritrea. Situated a few kilometers south of Senafe, it was a major city in the Dʿmt and Aksumite kingdoms. Since Eritrean independence, the National Museum of Eritrea has petitioned the Ethiopian government to return artifacts removed from the site. However, the efforts have thus far been rebuffed.

Located at 14.6747, 39.4247 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Aksumite cities, Ancient cities, Archaeological sites in Eritrea, Debub Region, Former populated places in Eritrea

Senafe District

Senafe Subregion is a subregion in the Debub (Southern) region of Eritrea. Iys capital is Senafe, and high points include Embra Soira.

Located at 14.7, 39.4167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Debub Region, Districts of Eritrea

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Sanafè, ሰንዓፈ, Sen‘afe