in Maekel Region, Eritrea

How to get there and get around
Noteable things around
  • Aksum (Unesco heritage, 85 mi)
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
15.338 and 38.932 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 15° 20' 16" and E 38° 55' 54"
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: 03:43 PM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Asmara
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:06 am and 6:39 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: 3,2 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: 2024-04-19 08:03:45

Explore Asmara

Asmara in Maekel Region with it's 563,930 inhabitants is located in Eritrea. It's the capital of this country.

Local time in Asmara is now 03:43 PM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Asmara with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 7 airports in the wider vicinity of Asmara. The closest airport in Eritrea is Asmara International Airport in a distance of 3 mi (or 6 km), South-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 85 mi (or 136 km).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mendefera, Massawa, Keren, Mai-Mne and Barentu. 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 16°C / 61 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 69 °F
Night Temperature 17°C / 63 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 30%
Air Pressure 1011 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (3 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear

Saturday, 20th of April 2024

24°C (75 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Sunday, 21st of April 2024

22°C (72 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Overcast clouds, fresh breeze.

Monday, 22nd of April 2024

22°C (71 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Timket (Epiphany) celebration in Asmara Eritrea Part 1

Published: January 28, 2010
Length: 52:02 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: EndaMariam

Timket celebration in Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church January 2009 (2001). ናይ ኤርትራ ኦርቶዶክስ ተዋህዶ ቤተክርስቲያን አከባብራ በዓል ጥምቀት...

Eritrea: la meravigliosa Asmara... parte 2

Published: July 16, 2012
Length: 09:23 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: rodenic

Eritrea: In giro per la bellissima capitale... tra un impegno e l'altro.


Published: May 24, 2009
Length: 40:53 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Streamer1122


Published: March 11, 2009
Length: 22:26 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Streamer1122

Radio EYSC April 12 Urgent call

Published: April 12, 2015
Length: 17:31 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: EYSC Eritrea

Radio EYSC (Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change) every Sunday 8:30PM Asmara Time.

*SC14081Z - L' AKAT

Published: March 19, 2015
Length: 47:00 min
Rating: 2 of 5
Author: Articolo 9 della Costituzione

ISTITUTO ITALIANO OMNICOMPRENSIVO DI ASMARA (ERITREA) Partecipazione al concorso Articolo 9 della Costituzione. Cittadinanza attiva per superare la crisi attraverso la cultura e il patrimonio.

ምልዋትጥ - Sermon by Abba Teclezghi Ucbaghiorghis (Part 2 of 2)

Published: September 25, 2012
Length: 00:30 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Samuel Negusse

"ምልዋትጥ" - ስብከት ብ ኣባ ተኽለዝጊ ዑቕባጊዮርጊስ ኣስመራ Sermon by Abba Teclezghi Ucbaghiorghis, Recorded early 1990's Asmara, Eritrea Digitized from...

film The Cars #3

Published: October 25, 2009
Length: 01:35 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Streamer1122

kudus giyorgis eritrean orthodox tewahdo mezmur

Published: April 27, 2010
Length: 36:20 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: samuelandat


road to massawa 1

Published: June 11, 2009
Length: 16:33 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: sleddog2882

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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.


Asmara, known locally as Asmera (meaning "The four made them unite" in Tigrinya) is the capital city and largest settlement in Eritrea. Home to a population of around 649,000 inhabitants, it sits at an elevation of 2,325 metres . The city is located at the tip of an escarpment that is both the northwestern edge of the Eritrean highlands and the Great Rift Valley in neighbouring Ethiopia. Asmara is situated in Eritrea's central Maekel Region.

Located at 15.3333, 38.9333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Asmara, Maekel Region, Regional capitals in Eritrea, Populated places in Eritrea, Capitals in Africa, Art Deco, Red Sea

Asmara-Massawa Cableway

The Asmara-Massawa Cableway was built by the Italians in 1938 in Eritrea, with the work done by the Ceretti and Tanfani Italian engineering firm. It connected the port of Massawa with the city of Asmara and ran a distance of some 75 kilometres. It moved food, supplies and war materials for the Imperial Italian Army then conquering Ethiopia. The British later dismantled it in 1941, salvaging the diesel engines during their eleven-year occupation after defeating the Italians in World War II.

Located at 15.3333, 38.9333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Asmara, Massawa, Transport in Eritrea, Vertical transport devices, Italian East Africa

Maekel Region

The Maekel Region (alternate spelling Maakel), known as the Regione Centrale in Italian, is one of the six regions of Eritrea.

Located at 15.3333, 38.9167 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Maekel Region, Regions of Eritrea, States and territories established in 1996


Hamasien was a historical province including and surrounding Asmara, part of modern Eritrea. In 1996 the province was divided and distributed amongst the modern Maekel, Debub, Northern Red Sea, Gash-Barka, and Anseba regions. Hamasien's population predominantly follow Oriental Orthodox Christianity and are members of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, with a considerable minority from the Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic, and Lutheran communities.

Located at 15.3344, 38.9353 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Former provinces of Eritrea, History of Ethiopia

Fiat Tagliero Building

The Fiat Tagliero Building in Asmara, capital city of Eritrea, is a Futurist Style service station completed in 1938 and designed by the Italian architect Giuseppe Pettazzi. From the beginning conceived as a simple petrol station, Pettazzi designed a building that resembles an aeroplane. The building consists of a central tower which incorporates the office space and cashiers desk and shop.

Located at 15.3283, 38.9258 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Futurist architecture, Transport infrastructure completed in 1938, Italian fascist architecture, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Modernist architecture, Art Deco architecture

Cinema Impero

The Cinema Impero is an Art Deco-style Cinema built by the Italians in Asmara in 1937.

Located at 15.3367, 38.9403 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures completed in 1937, Cinemas in Eritrea, Italian fascist architecture, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Italian East Africa

Governor's Palace, Asmara

The Governor's Palace is the city hall of Asmara, Eritrea. It was built during the colonial period in the city centre, in an Italian art-deco style.

Located at 15.3361, 38.9414 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Official residences in Eritrea, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Residential buildings completed in 1897, Italian fascist architecture, Art Deco architecture, Palaces

St Joseph's Cathedral, Asmara

St Joseph's Cathedral in Asmara, Eritrea, is a large Romanesque style cathedral in the centre of the city that was built (in the romanico lombardo style) when Eritrea was an Italian colony. It is now the seat of the Eparchy of Asmara. The Catholic Church in Eritrea is a part of the Eritrean Catholic Church, an autonomous particular church in communion with the Pope of Rome. The building took six years to construct and was consecrated in 1922.

Located at 15.3367, 38.9378 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Eritrean Catholic Church, Religious buildings completed in 1922, 20th-century Roman Catholic church buildings, Cathedrals in Eritrea, Roman Catholic cathedrals in Africa, Eastern Catholic cathedrals, Italian fascist architecture, Buildings and structures in Asmara

Cicero Stadium

Cicero Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Asmara, Eritrea. With a capacity of 20,000, it is currently used mostly for football matches. The facility was built in 1958 by the municipality of Asmara for the African Nations Cup. It is used by Red Sea FC, Adulis FC, Hintsa and Edaga Hamus. The stadium received in 2005 an artificial turf pitch, 3rd generation, One Star field test from the FIFA's development programme "Goal".

Located at 15.3435, 38.9256 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Sports venues completed in 1958, Football venues in Eritrea, National stadiums, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Multi-purpose stadiums

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