in Afar Region, Ethiopia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
10.233 and 40.700 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 10° 13' 59" and E 40° 42' 0"
Currency and Currency Code:
Birr - ETB
Spoken languages:
Amharic, English, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 04:05 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:08 am and 6:33 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-9.971 and -139.123 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Ethiopia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 2,9 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Ethiopia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ethiopia. Last Update: 2019-08-20 07:22:03

Delve into Atofen

Atofen in Afar Region is located in Ethiopia about 157 mi (or 253 km) north-east of Addis Ababa, the country's capital town.

Current time in Atofen is now 04:05 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Addis Ababa with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports close to Atofen. The closest airport in Ethiopia is Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport in a distance of 89 mi (or 143 km), South-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are two Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Ethiopia is Lower Valley of the Awash in a distance of 60 mi (or 97 km), North.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Dire Dawa, Semera, Harar, Dikhil and 'Ali Sabieh. 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 / 82 °F

Morning Temperature 19°C / 66 °F
Evening Temperature 26°C / 79 °F
Night Temperature 21°C / 71 °F
Chance of rainfall 1%
Air Humidity 43%
Air Pressure 1011.6 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 8 km/h (5 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 74% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Wednesday, 21st of August 2019

29°C (84 °F)
22°C (71 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Thursday, 22nd of August 2019

30°C (86 °F)
23°C (73 °F)
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 23rd of August 2019

29°C (83 °F)
21°C (71 °F)
Scattered clouds, gentle breeze.

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.

Adwa (volcano)

Adwa (also known as Aabida, Amoissa, or Dabita) (1733 m/5686 ft. ) is a stratovolcano in Ethiopia, located in the southern Afar region and has a 4 by 5 km caldera.

Located at 10.07, 40.84 (Lat. / Lng.), about 15 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Mountains of Ethiopia, Stratovolcanoes, Volcanic calderas, Volcanoes of Ethiopia

Mount Ayalu

Mount Ayalu (also spelled Ayelu) is an isolated, rhyolitic stratovolcano in eastern Ethiopia. Located in Administrative Zone 3 of the Afar Region, near the eastern bank of the Awash River, this mountain has a latitude and longitude of {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:10|5|N|40|42|E||| | |name= }} and an altitude of 2145 meters. The Argobba have a tradition that after landing in Africa at Zeila, they travelled to this mountain where they settled for a number of years.

Located at 10.0833, 40.7 (Lat. / Lng.), about 10 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Afar Region, Mountains of Ethiopia, Stratovolcanoes, Volcanoes of Ethiopia