Articles in Eritrea ( 75 )

75 Articles of interest in Eritrea

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  • Asmara

    Asmara (Tigrinya: ኣስመራ?, Asmera), known locally as Asmera (meaning "The four (feminine plural) 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 el…

  • Massawa

    Massawa (Arabic: مصوع‎, Maṣṣawaʿ, Italian: Massaua), also known as Mitsiwa (Ge'ez: ምጽዋዕ, Miṣṣiwa), Batsiʿ (Ge'ez: ባጽዕ, Bāṣiʿ, formerly ባጽዕ, Bāṣ́iʿ), and Badi (Arabic: بِضع‎, Baḍiʿ), is a city on the Red Sea coast of Eritrea located at the northern e…

  • Battle of Keren

    The Battle of Keren (or Cheren) was fought as part of the East African Campaign during the Second World War. The battle was fought from 5 February to 1 April 1941 between a mixed Italian army of regular and colonial troops and the attacking British,…

  • Keren, Eritrea

    Keren, formerly known as Cheren and Sanhit, is the second-largest city in Eritrea. It is situated around 91 kilometers northwest of Asmara, at an elevation of 1,390 meters from sea-level. The town sprawls on a wide basin surrounded by granitic mount…

  • Dahlak Archipelago

    The Dahlak Archipelago (Ge'ez: ዳህላክ) is an island group located in the Red Sea near Massawa, Eritrea. It consists of two large and 124 small islands. The pearl fisheries of the archipelago have been famous since Roman times and still produce a subst…

  • Assab

    Assab or Aseb (Tigrinya: ዓሰብ?, ʿAsäb; Arabic: عصب‎) is a port city in the Southern Red Sea Region of Eritrea.

  • 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.

  • Geography of Eritrea

    Eritrea is located in the Horn of Africa and is bordered on the northeast and east by the Red Sea, on the west and northwest by Sudan, on the south by Ethiopia, and on the southeast by Djibouti. The country has a high central plateau that varies fro…

  • Humera

    Humera (also Himora or Himera, Ge'ez ሑመራ hūmerā) is a town and separate woreda in northern Ethiopia, near the borders of Sudan and Eritrea. Located in Mi'irabawi Zone of the Tigray Region, this town has a latitude and a longitude of (14°18′N36°37′E)…

  • Zula

    Zula (Tigrinya: ዙላ?) is a small town in central Eritrea. It is situated near the head of Annesley Bay (also known as the Bay of Zula), on the Red Sea coast.

  • St. Joseph's Cathedral, Asmara

    St. Joseph's Cathedral is a large Romanesque style cathedral in the centre of the city of Asmara, Eritrea. It was built in 1922 by the colonial authorities in Italian Eritrea. The edifice was constructed in the Lombard Romanesque style, and is now t…

  • Hamasien

    Hamasien (Ge'ez ሓማሴን) was a historical province including and surrounding Asmara, part of modern Eritrea.

  • Mendefera

    Mendefera (Tigrinya: መንደፈራ?), formerly Adi Ugri, is the capital city of the Debub Region of Eritrea. The town's name derives from the high hill in the center of the city, and is a source of pride to Eritreans.

  • Senafe

    Senafe (Tigrinya: ሰንዓፈ? IPA: [sɐnʕafɐ]) is a market town in southern Eritrea, on the edge of the Ethiopian highlands.

  • Matara, Eritrea

    Matara (Metera) is an archaeological site in Eritrea. Situated a few kilometers south of Senafe, it was a major city in the Dʿmt and Aksumite Kingdoms. Since Eritrean independence, the National Museum of Eritrea has petitioned the Ethiopian governme…

  • Emba Soira

    Emba Soira (also transliterated Sowera) is the highest mountain in Eritrea. Rising 3,018 metres (9,902 ft) above sea level, it is part of the Eritrean Highlands, one side of the Great Rift Valley which cuts through Eritrea and joins the Red Sea.

  • Adi Keyh

    Adi Keyh (also Addi Qeyh, Addi Keyh, etc.; Ge'ez: ዓዲ ቀይሕ ʿāddī ḳeyḥ, also ዓዲ ቐይሕ ʿāddī ẋeyḥ, "Red Village") is a market town in Eritrea, lying approximatively 110 kilometers southeast of Asmara. It lies almost 2,500 metres above sea level and has a …

  • Barentu, Eritrea

    Barentu (Tigrinya: ባረንቱ? IPA: [barɐntu]) is a town in south-western Eritrea, lying south of Agordat on the continent of Africa. It is mainly inhabited by the Nilotic Kunama people and Nara people. The Nara people leader Shekaray Agaba was the first …

  • Debarwa

    Debarwa (Tigrinya: ድባርዋ? IPA: [dɨbarwa]) is a market town in central Eritrea. It is situated about 25 kilometers south of the capital Asmara, and has a population of about 25,000 inhabitants.

  • Teseney

    Teseney (Tigrinya: ተሰነይ?), also spelled Tessenei or Tesseney, is a market town in western Eritrea. It lies south-east of Kassala in Sudan, on the Gash River. The city was much fought over in the Eritrean War of Independence during which much of it w…