Axum
in Tigray, Ethiopia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
14.121 and 38.723 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 14° 7' 15" and E 38° 43' 24"
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: 09:00 AM (Saturday)
Timezone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:16 am and 6:03 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-14.165 and -141.272 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
Tepukamaruia
References
This place on Wikipedia
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Current travel safety evaluation for Ethiopia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 2,6 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: 2019-10-18 07:23:17

Explore Axum

Axum in Tigray with it's 41,249 inhabitants is located in Ethiopia about 352 mi (or 567 km) north of Addis Ababa, the country's capital.

Local time in Axum is now 09:00 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named Africa / Addis Ababa with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports in the wider vicinity of Axum. The closest airport in Ethiopia is Axum Airport in a distance of 4 mi (or 6 km), North-East. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Ethiopia is Aksum in a distance of 1 mi (or 1 km), North-West.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mai-Mne, Mendefera, Mek'ele, Asmara and Barentu. 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 15°C / 59 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Night Temperature 16°C / 61 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 51%
Air Pressure 1013.4 hPa
Wind Speed Fresh Breeze with 13 km/h (8 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Few clouds, covering 14% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Sunday, 20th of October 2019

25°C (77 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Scattered clouds, fresh breeze.

Monday, 21st of October 2019

25°C (77 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Tuesday, 22nd of October 2019

25°C (76 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Sky is clear, gentle breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

Ark of the Covenant Procession Axum Ethiopia Feb 9, 2011

Published: April 06, 2011
Length: 56:43 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Sandy Leeder

Pre-dawn procession of the Ark of the Covenant from St Mary's Church through Axum and back to the Church after daybreak.


Ethiopia Aksum (Axum 2) Part 15

Published: April 07, 2015
Length: 01:12 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Nurettin Yilmaz

AKSUM: Axum or Aksum is a city in northern Ethiopia. The town has a population of 56500 residents (2010), and is governed as an urban wäräda. The original capital of the Kingdom of Aksum,...


Walk inside Mausoleum in Northern Stelae Field, Axum Ethiopia

Published: March 06, 2013
Length: 11:54 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: João Leitão

Walk inside Mausoleum in Northern Stelae Field, Axum Ethiopia.


Grab König Kaleb und Gebre Maskal in Axum

Published: June 03, 2014
Length: 03:45 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Lars Freudenthal

http://www.freudenthal.biz/aethiopien/ - Eindrücke von den Gräbern der Könige Kaleb und Gebre Maskal bei Axum, der ältesten Stadt von Äthiopien.


에티오피아 악슘 오벨리스크 OBELISK, AXUM

Published: October 15, 2014
Length: 00:45 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: 여행사천지항공

악슘 오벨리스크는 높이 24m, 무게 160t의 대형 석조물. 1700여 년전 만들어진 에티오피아의 대표적인 문화재이지만 1937년 에티오피아를 침공한 이탈리...


Tours-TV.com: Axum

Published: November 14, 2014
Length: 42:44 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ToursTV Com

The city of Axum got its name after the Axum kingdom, which existed in North Africa until the early Middle Ages. Ethiopia (阿克苏姆, アクスム, أكسوم).


Decorados en iglesias. Axum

Published: January 15, 2015
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Felipe Cardenas


Is the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia?

Published: March 21, 2015
Length: 56:39 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Miguel Ortega Lafuente

In our visit to Axum in the Tigray Region we visit the Church of our Lady Mary of Zion. We just arrive to witness a big mass with crowds of Christians in white robes. We are told that inside...


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Published: April 02, 2015
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: hansbirk

OASIS in ETHIOPIA The post (Lent) mass procession around the Church of St. Mary of Zion, Axum, built in 1965 by Haile Selassie to house the Ark of the Covenant.


Apen net buiten Aksum

Published: March 31, 2013
Length: 48:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Bastiaan Berends

De kids die ons door het antieke deel van Aksum leidden wisten een snellere weg naar ons hotel. Met als gevolg dat we lichtelijk verdwaalden en over rotsblokken en onduidelijke afrasteringen...


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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.

Obelisk of Axum

The Obelisk of Axum is a 1,700-year-old, 24-metres (78-foot) tall granite stele/obelisk, weighing 160 tonnes, in the city of Axum in Ethiopia. It is ornamented with two false doors at the base and features decorations resembling windows on all sides. The obelisk ends in a semi-circular top part, which used to be enclosed by metal frames.

Located at 14.1322, 38.7197 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
4th-century architecture, Axumite obelisks, Obelisks in Rome, Art and cultural repatriation, Relocated buildings and structures, Axum (city)

Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion

The Church of Our Lady Mary of Zion of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church is the most important church in Ethiopia, and is located in the town of Axum in the Tigray Province. The original church is believed to have been built during the reign of Ezana, the first Christian emperor of Ethiopia, during the 4th century AD, and has been rebuilt several times since then.

Located at 14.1303, 38.7194 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
1660s architecture, Axum (city), Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo church buildings


This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Axum, Akesum, Āksum, አክሱም, أكسوم, Аксум, Aksum, Aksumo, Aksoum, AXU