in Northern Red Sea Region, Eritrea

How to get there and get around
Noteable things around
  • Aksum (Unesco heritage, 86 mi)
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
15.329 and 39.085 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 15° 19' 44" and E 39° 5' 6"
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: 04:32 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Asmara
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:12 am and 6:24 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: 3,4 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: 2019-09-17 07:22:30

Explore Bizione

Bizione in Northern Red Sea Region is a city in Eritrea a little east of Asmara, the country's capital.

Local time in Bizione is now 04:32 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Asmara with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 7 airports in the vicinity of Bizione. The closest airport in Eritrea is Asmara International Airport in a distance of 12 mi (or 19 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 86 mi (or 139 km).

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Asmara, Massawa, Mendefera, Keren and Mai-Mne. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 28°C / 83 °F

Morning Temperature 23°C / 73 °F
Evening Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Night Temperature 25°C / 77 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 45%
Air Pressure 1010.7 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 5 km/h (3 mph) from East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 61% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Wednesday, 18th of September 2019

28°C (82 °F)
25°C (77 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, few clouds.

Thursday, 19th of September 2019

31°C (88 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 20th of September 2019

29°C (85 °F)
27°C (80 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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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 10 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 10 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 11 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 10 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 11 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Sports venues completed in 1958, Football venues in Eritrea, National stadiums, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Multi-purpose stadiums

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 11 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Museums established in 1992, Museums in Eritrea, History of Eritrea, National museums, Buildings and structures in Asmara


Nefasit is a small town in the Northern Red Sea Region of Eritrea.

Located at 15.3333, 39.0619 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in Eritrea

Debre Bizen

Debre Bizen is the best-known monastery of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church. Located at the top of Debre Bizen the mountain (825 meters) near the town of Nefasit in Eritrea. Its library contains many important Ge'ez manuscripts.

Located at 15.3333, 39.0833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Christian monasteries in Eritrea, Christian monasteries established in the 14th century, Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Religious organizations established in the 1350s

South Eastern District, Eritrea

South Eastern Subregion is a subregion in the Maekel (Central) region of Eritrea.

Located at 15.271, 38.997 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Maekel Region, Districts of Eritrea

Ghinda District

Ghinda Subregion is a subregion in the Northern Red Sea Region of Eritrea. Its capital lies at Ghinda.

Located at 15.4445, 39.0959 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Northern Red Sea Region, Districts of Eritrea

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Bīzen, Bizione