in Afar Region, Ethiopia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
11.793 and 41.006 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 11° 47' 36" and E 41° 0' 20"
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: 07:08 PM (Sunday)
Timezone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:05 am and 6:34 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-10.512 and -138.684 (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: 2019-08-18 07:22:14

Touring Semera

Semera in Afar Region with it's 833 residents is a town located in Ethiopia about 245 mi (or 395 km) north-east of Addis Ababa, the country's capital place.

Time in Semera is now 07:08 PM (Sunday). The local timezone is named Africa / Addis Ababa with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports nearby Semera. The closest airport in Ethiopia is Combolcha Airport in a distance of 100 mi (or 162 km), South-West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There is one Unesco world heritage site nearby. It's Lower Valley of the Awash in a distance of 56 mi (or 90 km), South-West.

Being here already, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Dikhil, 'Ali Sabieh, `Arta, Tadjoura and Assab. 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: 26°C / 78 °F

Morning Temperature 26°C / 78 °F
Evening Temperature 24°C / 75 °F
Night Temperature 18°C / 65 °F
Chance of rainfall 5%
Air Humidity 44%
Air Pressure 1007.4 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 4 km/h (2 mph) from West
Cloud Conditions Scattered clouds, covering 32% of sky
General Conditions Moderate rain

Monday, 19th of August 2019

27°C (80 °F)
19°C (67 °F)
Heavy intensity rain, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Tuesday, 20th of August 2019

28°C (82 °F)
20°C (69 °F)
Light rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.

Wednesday, 21st of August 2019

29°C (84 °F)
21°C (70 °F)
Broken clouds, gentle breeze.

Videos from this area

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Staring Into The Jaws Of Hell

Published: March 31, 2015
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Mark Rowlatt

Irte'Ale (Smoking Mountain) Volcano in the Afar district of Ethiopia, January 2015. One of the very few active lava craters in the world & you stand right on the edge looking down into the...

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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.

Dubti (woreda)

Dubti is one of the woredas in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Administrative Zone 1, Dubti is bordered on the south by the Somali Region, on the southwest by Mille, on the west by Chifra, on the northwest by the Administrative Zone 4, on the north by Kori, on the northeast by Elidar, on the east by Asayita, and on the southeast by Afambo. Towns in Dubti include Date Bahri, Dubti, Logiya, Sardo and Semera. Kori woreda was separated from Dubti.

Located at 11.8333, 41 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Afar Region, Woredas of Ethiopia


Semera or Samera is a new town on the Awash–Asseb highway in north-east Ethiopia, planned to replace Asaita as the capital of the Afar Region. Located in the Administrative Zone 1, Semera has a latitude and longitude of {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:11|47|32|N|41|0|31|E| |primary |name= }}. One of the completed buildings is Semera Health College, which began holding classes in 2007.

Located at 11.7922, 41.0086 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Afar Region

Logiya River

The Logiya is a river of east-central Ethiopia. Having its source in the Ethiopian highlands, this stream flows eastwards to become a tributary of the Awash River near {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:11|44|N|41|0|E||| |primary |name= }}.

Located at 11.7333, 41 (Lat. / Lng.), about 4 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Awash River, Rivers of Ethiopia


Dubti is a town in north-east Ethiopia. Located in the Administrative Zone 1 of the Afar Region, this town has a latitude and longitude of {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:11|44|N|41|05|E||| |primary |name= }} with an elevation of 378 meters above sea level. A UN-EUE mission, accompanied by two non-government organizations, surveying conditions in the Afar Region and visited Dubti 13 December 1995, at which time the town had one of two hospitals in Afar.

Located at 11.7333, 41.0833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 7 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Afar Region

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Semera, ሰመራ, SZE, სემერა