in Maekel Region, Eritrea

How to get there and get around
Noteable things around
  • Aksum (Unesco heritage, 82 mi)
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
15.307 and 38.929 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 15° 18' 23" and E 38° 55' 43"
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: 01:40 PM (Wednesday)
Timezone: Africa/Asmara
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
5:53 am and 6:48 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-15.830 and -140.896 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
This place on Geonames.org
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: 2024-05-22 08:01:51

Discover Godaif

Godaif in Maekel Region is a city in Eritrea a little south of Asmara, the country's capital city.

Local time in Godaif is now 01:40 PM (Wednesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Asmara with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 7 airports in the vicinity of Godaif. The closest airport in Eritrea is Asmara International Airport in a distance of 2 mi (or 3 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 82 mi (or 133 km).

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

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 23°C / 73 °F

Morning Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Night Temperature 19°C / 65 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 32%
Air Pressure 1014 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 10 km/h (6 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 7% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Thursday, 23rd of May 2024

24°C (75 °F)
20°C (68 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 24th of May 2024

24°C (76 °F)
21°C (69 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Saturday, 25th of May 2024

25°C (76 °F)
20°C (69 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Futurist architecture, Transport infrastructure completed in 1938, Italian fascist architecture, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Modernist architecture, Art Deco architecture

Asmara International Airport

Asmara International Airport, formerly known as Yohannes IV International Airport is an airport in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. In 2004, the airport served 136,526 passengers (+11.8% vs. '03). Asmara Airport has severe capacity restrictions, due to its small terminal, short runway and 1.5 mile altitude. This means that large jet aircraft cannot fly to the airport. Aircraft of this size would need to use Massawa International Airport, on the Eritrean coast.

Located at 15.2919, 38.9107 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Airports in Eritrea, Buildings and structures in Asmara, World War II desert airfields, USAAF Air Transport Command Airfields - Central and South Africa, Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces

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 2 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

National Museum of Eritrea

The National Museum of Eritrea is Eritrea's national museum. Inaugurated in 1992 by Woldeab Woldemariam, it was originally located in the former Governor's Palace until 1997, when it was moved. The venue has since been relocated to the former Comboni Sisters School for Women. The function of the National Museum of Eritrea is to promote Eritrean history, both within the country and abroad; to investigate new archaeological sites; and to explore the country's history.

Located at 15.3333, 38.9272 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Museums established in 1992, Museums in Eritrea, History of Eritrea, National museums, Buildings and structures in Asmara