in Tigray, Ethiopia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
13.497 and 39.475 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 13° 29' 48" and E 39° 28' 31"
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: 01:47 AM (Monday)
Timezone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:37 am and 6:30 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-14.165 and -141.272 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Ethiopia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 3,8 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ethiopia. Last Update: 2021-02-28 08:35:29

Explore Mek'ele

Mek'ele in Tigray with it's 215,546 inhabitants is located in Ethiopia about 313 mi (or 504 km) north of Addis Ababa, the country's capital.

Local time in Mek'ele is now 01:47 AM (Monday). 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 Mek'ele. The closest airport in Ethiopia is Mekele Airport in a distance of 4 mi (or 7 km), South-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 67 mi (or 108 km), North-West.

Depending on your travel schedule, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mai-Mne, Mendefera, Asmara, Massawa and Semera. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 22°C / 71 °F

Morning Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Evening Temperature 20°C / 68 °F
Night Temperature 17°C / 62 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 45%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from North-West
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 59% of sky
General Conditions Broken clouds

Monday, 1st of March 2021

21°C (71 °F)
16°C (61 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, few clouds.

Tuesday, 2nd of March 2021

21°C (71 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Few clouds, gentle breeze.

Wednesday, 3rd of March 2021

21°C (69 °F)
17°C (62 °F)
Sky is clear, moderate breeze, clear sky.

Videos from this area

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Published: January 20, 2015
Length: 46:38 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Zellfie Victorelli

Galera, só tenho uma palavra pra descrever minha aventura na Etiópia: seeeensacional. Comecei por Mek'ele, uma região muito pobre, mas de um povo muito amistoso. Lá conheci um legítimo...

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Published: May 02, 2014
Length: 00:00 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Horn Affairs

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Published: July 17, 2012
Length: 24:41 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Yoshihiro Shimada



Published: January 05, 2019
Length: 03:12 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: TESFALEM Tamene

Holiday celebration in campus.

탁구리의 세계여행-다나킬 투어 in mekele

Published: June 23, 2018
Length: 07:19 min
Rating: 0 of 5

아프리카에 온 가장 큰 이유 에티오피아 다나킬 화산투어 !

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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.


Mek'ele, also transliterated as Makale, is a city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. It is located some 780 kilometers north of the capital Addis Ababa, at a latitude and longitude of {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:13|29|N|39|28|E|type:city(201,000)_region:ET|| |primary |name= }}, with an elevation of 2084 meters above sea level.

Located at 13.4833, 39.4667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Mek'ele, Former national capitals

Tigray Stadium

Tigray Stadium also known as Balloni is a multi-use stadium in Mek'ele, Ethiopia. It is used mostly for football matches and serves as the home stadium of Guna Trading FC and Trans Ethiopia. The stadium has a capacity of 35,000 people.

Located at 13.4833, 39.4667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Football venues in Ethiopia, Mek'ele

Mekelle University

Mekelle University is located in Northern Ethiopia, at a distance of 783 kilometers from the Ethiopian capital city, Addis Ababa.

Located at 13.4811, 39.4878 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Universities and colleges in Ethiopia, Mek'ele, Educational institutions established in 1991, 1991 establishments in Ethiopia

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Makalle, Maqalē, Macalle, Maqalle, Makale, Mekele, መቀሌ, Mek’ele, Mek'ele, מקלה, MQX, Macallè, Мэкэле, Mekelie, Мекеле, Mekelle, เมเคเล, میکیلے, 默克萊