Central Region (Eritrea)

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Central Region

إقليم المركزية         ዞባ ማእከል
Iqlim al-Merkezhia      Zoba Maekel

Regione Centrale
Central Region in Eritrea
Central Region in Eritrea
Country Eritrea
CapitalAsmara
Area
 • Total1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,053,254
 • Density810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeER-MA

Central Region is an administrative region (or zoba) in central Eritrea.[1] The capital is Asmara, which is also the capital of Eritrea.[2] The region was formed on 15 April 1996. It is also known as the Ma'ekel or Maakel Region.

The region is divided into subregions:

References[change | change source]

  1. Connell, Dan; Killion, Tom (2011). Historical Dictionary of Eritrea. Plymouth: Scarecrow Press. p. 37. ISBN 978-0-8108-5952-4. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Mussie Tesfagiorgis G. (2010). Eritrea. Santa Barbara: ABC-CLIO. pp. 3–6. ISBN 978-1-59884-231-9. Archived from the original on 2016-03-06. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

Coordinates: 15°20′N 38°55′E / 15.333°N 38.917°E / 15.333; 38.917