Southern Red Sea Region

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Southern Red Sea Zone

Zoba Debubawi Keyih Bahri
ዞባ ደቡባዊ ቀይሕ ባሕሪ
منطقة البحر الأحمر الجنوب

Regione del Mar Rosso Meridionale
Historic image of Assab
Southern Red Sea Region in Eritrea
Southern Red Sea Region in Eritrea
Country Eritrea
CapitalAssab
Area
 • Total27,600 km2 (10,700 sq mi)
Population
 • Total398,073
 • Density14/km2 (37/sq mi)
ISO 3166 codeER-DK

The Southern Red Sea Region is a region of Eritrea. The capital city is Assab.

The Southern Red Sea Region extends over 500 km (310 mi) along Red Sea coast but is only around 50 km (31 mi) wide. It forms the major part of the Danakil Desert.

The region has the following subregions: Are'eta Subregion, Central Denkalya Subregion and Southern Denkalya Subregion.

Coordinates: 13°45′N 41°30′E / 13.750°N 41.500°E / 13.750; 41.500