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Asmara Destination Guide

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Explore Asmara in Eritrea! Asmara in the region of Maʼākel with it's 563,930 habitants is a town in Eritrea and is the capital of this country.

Considering the availability of means of transportation, these more prominent locations could be interesting to check as well: Jizan, Abha, Tse'azega, Tredishi, T'a'areshi or Kassala. When in this area, you might want to check out Wek Diba, Ts'elot, Ts'e'ada, Shigirni, Segdo and Adi Gwa'idad as well. Map of the area of Asmara in Eritrea

Local Time

Local time in Asmara is now 07:36 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Asmara" with an UTC offset of 3 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 15°C / 59 °F
Evening 24°C / 76 °F
Night 17°C / 63 °F
Rain 0 l/sq m
Air Humidity 64%
Air Pressure 912.7 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from South-West
Cloud Conditions Clear sky, covering 0% of sky
General Conditions Sky is clear
27°C / 81 °F Sky is clear

Sunday, 22nd of October 2017
Light rain, calm, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 12°C (54 °F)
Monday, 23rd of October 2017
Light rain, calm, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 28°C (83 °F)
Night: 12°C (53 °F)
Tuesday, 24th of October 2017
Sky is clear, light breeze, clear sky.
Sky is clear Day: 29°C (84 °F)
Night: 11°C (52 °F)

Video Collection

Timket (Epiphany) celebration in Asmara ...

Timket celebration in Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church January 2009 (2001)

08:33 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: January 28, 2010 by EndaMariam

Radio EYSC April 12 Urgent call

Radio EYSC (Eritrean Youth Solidarity for Change) every Sunday 8:30PM Asmara Time

03:15 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: April 12, 2015 by EYSC Eritrea


*SC14081Z - L' AKAT

ISTITUTO ITALIANO OMNICOMPRENSIVO DI ASMARA (ERITREA) Partecipazione al concorso Articolo 9 della Costituzione. Cittadinanza attiva per superare la crisi attraverso la cultura e il patrimonio

26:00 min, rating: 2/5
Uploaded: March 19, 2015 by Articolo 9 della Costituzione

Eritrea: la meravigliosa Asmara parte 2

Eritrea: In giro per la bellissima capitale... tra un impegno e l'altro

10:34 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: July 16, 2012 by rodenic


BISTRO ALBA IN ASMARA

37:29 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: May 24, 2009 by Streamer1122

ASMARA 12 JUNE 2006

37:29 min, rating: 0/5
Uploaded: March 11, 2009 by Streamer1122


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Interesting facts about this location

Asmara

Asmara, known locally as Asmera (meaning "The four made them unite" in Tigrinya) is the capital city and largest settlement in Eritrea. Home to a population of around 649,000 inhabitants, it sits at an elevation of 2,325 metres . The city is located at the tip of an escarpment that is both the northwestern edge of the Eritrean highlands and the Great Rift Valley in neighbouring Ethiopia. Asmara is situated in Eritrea's central Maekel Region.

Tags: Regional capitals in Eritrea, Red Sea, Populated places in Eritrea, Maekel Region, Capitals in Africa, Asmara, Art Deco
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Asmara International Airport

Asmara International Airport, formerly known as Yohannes IV International Airport is an airport in Asmara, the capital of Eritrea. In 2004, the airport served 136,526 passengers (+11.8% vs. '03). Asmara Airport has severe capacity restrictions, due to its small terminal, short runway and 1.5 mile altitude. This means that large jet aircraft cannot fly to the airport. Aircraft of this size would need to use Massawa International Airport, on the Eritrean coast.

Tags: World War II desert airfields, USAAF Air Transport Command Airfields - Central and South Africa, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Airports in Eritrea, Airfields of the United States Army Air Forces
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi from center.

Asmara-Massawa Cableway

The Asmara-Massawa Cableway was built by the Italians in 1938 in Eritrea, with the work done by the Ceretti and Tanfani Italian engineering firm. It connected the port of Massawa with the city of Asmara and ran a distance of some 75 kilometres. It moved food, supplies and war materials for the Imperial Italian Army then conquering Ethiopia. The British later dismantled it in 1941, salvaging the diesel engines during their eleven-year occupation after defeating the Italians in World War II.

Tags: Vertical transport devices, Transport in Eritrea, Massawa, Italian East Africa, Asmara
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Cicero Stadium

Cicero Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium in Asmara, Eritrea. With a capacity of 20,000, it is currently used mostly for football matches. The facility was built in 1958 by the municipality of Asmara for the African Nations Cup. It is used by Red Sea FC, Adulis FC, Hintsa and Edaga Hamus. The stadium received in 2005 an artificial turf pitch, 3rd generation, One Star field test from the FIFA's development programme "Goal".

Tags: Sports venues completed in 1958, National stadiums, Multi-purpose stadiums, Football venues in Eritrea, Buildings and structures in Asmara
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Cinema Impero

The Cinema Impero is an Art Deco-style Cinema built by the Italians in Asmara in 1937.

Tags: Italian fascist architecture, Italian East Africa, Cinemas in Eritrea, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Buildings and structures completed in 1937
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Fiat Tagliero Building

The Fiat Tagliero Building in Asmara, capital city of Eritrea, is a Futurist Style service station completed in 1938 and designed by the Italian architect Giuseppe Pettazzi. From the beginning conceived as a simple petrol station, Pettazzi designed a building that resembles an aeroplane. The building consists of a central tower which incorporates the office space and cashiers desk and shop.

Tags: Transport infrastructure completed in 1938, Modernist architecture, Italian fascist architecture, Futurist architecture, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Art Deco architecture
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Governor's Palace, Asmara

The Governor's Palace is the city hall of Asmara, Eritrea. It was built during the colonial period in the city centre, in an Italian art-deco style.

Tags: Residential buildings completed in 1897, Palaces, Official residences in Eritrea, Italian fascist architecture, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Art Deco architecture
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Hamasien

Hamasien was a historical province including and surrounding Asmara, part of modern Eritrea. In 1996 the province was divided and distributed amongst the modern Maekel, Debub, Northern Red Sea, Gash-Barka, and Anseba regions. Hamasien's population predominantly follow Oriental Orthodox Christianity and are members of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahdo Church, with a considerable minority from the Sunni Muslim, Roman Catholic, and Lutheran communities.

Tags: History of Ethiopia, Former provinces of Eritrea
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Maekel Region

The Maekel Region (alternate spelling Maakel), known as the Regione Centrale in Italian, is one of the six regions of Eritrea.

Tags: States and territories established in 1996, Regions of Eritrea, Maekel Region
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

St Joseph's Cathedral, Asmara

St Joseph's Cathedral in Asmara, Eritrea, is a large Romanesque style cathedral in the centre of the city that was built (in the romanico lombardo style) when Eritrea was an Italian colony. It is now the seat of the Eparchy of Asmara. The Catholic Church in Eritrea is a part of the Eritrean Catholic Church, an autonomous particular church in communion with the Pope of Rome. The building took six years to construct and was consecrated in 1922.

Tags: Roman Catholic cathedrals in Africa, Religious buildings completed in 1922, Italian fascist architecture, Eritrean Catholic Church, Eastern Catholic cathedrals, Cathedrals in Eritrea, Buildings and structures in Asmara, 20th-century Roman Catholic church buildings
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Coordinates: 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.