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

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Local time in Asmara is now 12:28 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Asmara" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: 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. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Eritrea 2012 Independence Carnival Para...

33:59 min ( May 23, 2012 by TubeExpression)
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Hundreds of people flock to the streets of Asmara to celebrate the 21st year of Independence. WATCH MORE VIDEOS - LINK: SUBSRIBE - LINK:

Asmara Eritrea August 2011

06:54 min ( August 07, 2011 by FargoEmile)
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Ride from the district San Francesco to the trading district. Recorded in August 2011

In the streets of Asmara part 1

09:03 min ( January 18, 2009 by georeiser)
Views: 31,199 - Rating: 4.71429/5

Driving around in the streets of Asmara, Eritrea. For more info:

Eritrea Presidents Isaias Afwerki & Oma...

09:18 min ( May 25, 2012 by TubeExpression)
Views: 8,536 - Rating: 4.45455/5


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Interesting facts about this location


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.

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Located at 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
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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.

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Located at 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Art Deco, Asmara, Capitals in Africa, Maekel Region, Populated places in Eritrea, Red Sea, Regional capitals in Eritrea

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.

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Located at 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:Asmara, Italian East Africa, Massawa, Transport in Eritrea, Vertical transport devices

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.

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Located at 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Art Deco architecture, Buildings and structures in Asmara, Futurist architecture, Italian fascist architecture, Modernist architecture, Transport infrastructure completed in 1938

Maekel Region

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

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Located at 15.33, 38.93 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Maekel Region, Regions of Eritrea, States and territories established in 1996