Mendefera Destination Guide
Discover Mendefera in Eritrea!
Mendefera in the region of Debub with it's 17,781 habitants is a place located in Eritrea - some 32 mi (or 51 km) South of Asmara, the country's capital.
Local time in Mendefera is now 12:33 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Asmara" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Jizan, Abha, Tera-Emni, Sibi'a, Massawa or Azernahadis. When in this area, you might want to check out Ziban Una, Mefalso, May Libus, Kudo-Felasi, Igri Mekel and Mendefera as well. We also found some pictures.
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Interesting facts about this location
Mendefera, formerly Adi Ugri, is the capital city of the Debub Region of Eritrea. The name Mendefera derives from the high hill in the center of the city and is a source of pride to Eritreans. It means 'no one dared' and is a reminder of the fierce resistance put up by the local people to the Italian colonialism.
Located at 14.89, 38.82 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Debub Region, also known as the Southern Region, is a region of Eritrea. It lies along a portion of the national border with Ethiopia.
Located at 14.89, 38.82 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 14 mi away.
Debarwa 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. It is the capital of the Debarwa district (Tsilima) in the Debub ("Southern") administrative region (one of five in Eritrea).
The Eritrean–Ethiopian War took place from May 1998 to June 2000 between Ethiopia and Eritrea, forming one of the conflicts in the Horn of Africa. Eritrea one of the world's poorest countries, and Ethiopia one of the oldest—spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the war, and suffered tens of thousands of casualties as a direct consequence of the conflict, which resulted in minor border changes.
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 from 1,800 to 3,000 meters (to ft) above sea level. A coastal plain, western lowlands, and some 350 islands comprise the remainder of Eritrea's land mass. Eritrea has no year-round rivers.
Information of geographic nature is based on public data provided by geonames.org, CIA world facts book, Unesco, DBpedia and wikipedia.