in Northern Red Sea Region, Eritrea

How to get there and get around
Noteable things around
  • Aksum (Unesco heritage, 114 mi)
Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
15.608 and 39.475 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 15° 36' 29" and E 39° 28' 28"
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: 04:49 AM (Friday)
Timezone: Africa/Asmara
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:06 am and 6:37 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: 4,0 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: 2021-04-15 08:31:35

Delve into Massawa

Massawa in Northern Red Sea Region with it's 23,100 habitants is located in Eritrea about 41 mi (or 65 km) north-east of Asmara, the country's capital town.

Current time in Massawa is now 04:49 AM (Friday). The local timezone is named Africa / Asmara with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 5 airports close to Massawa. The closest airport in Eritrea is Massawa International Airport in a distance of 8 mi (or 13 km), North-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 114 mi (or 183 km).

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Asmara, Mendefera, 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: 31°C / 88 °F

Morning Temperature 27°C / 80 °F
Evening Temperature 28°C / 83 °F
Night Temperature 29°C / 84 °F
Chance of rainfall 6%
Air Humidity 57%
Air Pressure 1009 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 16 km/h (10 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 5% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Saturday, 17th of April 2021

32°C (89 °F)
29°C (85 °F)
Light rain, fresh breeze, few clouds.

Sunday, 18th of April 2021

32°C (89 °F)
27°C (81 °F)
Moderate rain, strong breeze, clear sky.

Monday, 19th of April 2021

32°C (89 °F)
31°C (87 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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New Asmara Massawa Road

Published: December 17, 2008
Length: 50:18 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: S.S. Juana A

Filfil selemuna-shebah road.

Massaua 2003

Published: April 09, 2015
Length: 41:54 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Silvio Niccolai

12 mesi d'incanto.

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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.

1921 Massawa earthquake

The 1921 Massawa Earthquake was a seismic movement that took place off the coast of Massawa, Eritrea on 1921-08-14. The first aftershock after the initial earthquake was of similar magnitude. Significant damage was caused to the harbour at Massawa with a number of deaths reported. After shocks were felt as far away as Asmara and Dekemhare

Located at 15.6092, 39.4453 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Massawa, Earthquakes in Eritrea, 1921 earthquakes, Red Sea

Massawa District

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

Located at 15.6092, 39.4453 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Massawa, Northern Red Sea Region, Districts of Eritrea

Districts of the same city

These districts belong to Massawa.

Popular in vicinity

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

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Massawah, Masawa, Massau, Massowa, Mitsewa, Massaua, Massowah, Mesewa, Massawa, Mitsiwa’e, ምጽዋ, مصوع, Μασάουα, Massaoua, מאסאווה, MSW, マッサワ, მასაუა, 마사와, Masava, मासावा, Maçuá, Массауа, Mits’iwa, ምጽዋዕ, Massava, Массава, מאסאווע, 马萨瓦