in Gash-Barka Region, Eritrea

Noteable things around
  • Aksum (Unesco heritage, 101 mi)
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
15.106 and 37.591 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 15° 6' 20" and E 37° 35' 26"
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: 05:13 PM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Asmara
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:13 am and 6:56 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-15.850 and -142.267 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Eritrea in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,7 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: 2020-08-08 07:23:13

Explore Barentu

Barentu in Gash-Barka Region with it's 15,891 inhabitants is a city in Eritrea about 91 mi (or 146 km) west of Asmara, the country's capital.

Local time in Barentu is now 05:13 PM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Asmara with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the vicinity of Barentu. The closest airport in Eritrea is Tessenei Airport in a distance of 61 mi (or 97 km), West. 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 101 mi (or 163 km).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mai-Mne, Keren, Kassala, Mendefera and Asmara. 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 20°C / 67 °F
Evening Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Night Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Chance of rainfall 17%
Air Humidity 61%
Air Pressure 1010 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from North-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Heavy intensity rain

Sunday, 9th of August 2020

22°C (72 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, light breeze, overcast clouds.

Monday, 10th of August 2020

23°C (73 °F)
21°C (70 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, broken clouds.

Tuesday, 11th of August 2020

23°C (73 °F)
21°C (70 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, overcast 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.

Barentu, Eritrea

Barentu is a town in south-western Eritrea, lying south of Agordat. It is mainly inhabited by the Nilotic Kunama people and Nara people. The Nara people leader Shekaray Agaba was the first to build the town umba arenku which it means the white water. It is located in the Gash-Barka Zone of Eritrea. Barentu is the largest town in the Gash-Barka Zone in Eritrea, lying west of Asmara. It is the capital of the Gash-Barka and home of the Nara and Kunama tribe.

Located at 15.1167, 37.6 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gash-Barka Region, Regional capitals in Eritrea, Populated places in Eritrea

Barentu District

Barentu Subregion is a subregion in the Gash-Barka Region of western Eritrea. The capital lies at Barentu.

Located at 15.112, 37.586 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gash-Barka Region, Districts of Eritrea

Popular in vicinity

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

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Mai Tsada, Барэнту, Barentu, ባረንቱ