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  • Cityscape, Sunset view over Asmara, Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, Fiat Tagliero Building sign, 23d ISCOE East Africa conference in Asmara 2019
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Asmara is located in Eritrea
Location within Eritrea
Asmara is located in Africa
Location within Africa
Asmara is located in Earth
Location on Earth
Coordinates: 15°19′22″N 38°55′30″E / 15.32278°N 38.92500°E / 15.32278; 38.92500
CountryAsmara Eritrea
Settled800 BC
 • Mayor of AsmeraFshaye Haile
 • Mayor of ZobaFshaye Haile
 • Capital city45 km2 (17 sq mi)
2,325 m (7,628 ft)
 • Capital city963,000
 • Rank1st in Eritrea
 • Density19,911/km2 (51,570/sq mi)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+03:00 (EAT)
HDI (2019)
  • Increase 0.630[2]
  • medium · 1st
ClimateAw, BSk
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Official nameAsmera: A Modernist African City
CriteriaCultural: ii, iv
Inscription2017 (41st Session)
Area481 ha
Buffer zone1,203 ha

Asmara (/æsˈmɑːrə/ əs-MAHR), or Asmera, is the capital and most populous city of Eritrea, in the country's Central Region. It sits at an elevation of 2,325 metres (7,628 ft), making it the sixth highest capital in the world by altitude and the second highest capital in Africa. 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. In 2017, the city was declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its well-preserved modernist architecture.[3][4] The site of Asmera was first settled in 800 BC with a population ranging from 100 to 1,000. The city was then founded in the 12th century AD after four separate villages unified to live together peacefully after long periods of conflict.[5] Under Italian rule the city of Asmara was made capital of Eritrea in the last years of the 19th century.

  1. ^ "CIA – The World Factbook". Retrieved 2 September 2012.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI – Area Database – Global Data Lab". Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  3. ^ Mark Byrnes An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy Archived 12 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine 8 February 2012 Atlantic Cities
  4. ^ "Eritrea capital Asmera makes World Heritage list". 8 July 2017. Retrieved 8 July 2017.
  5. ^ "Arbate Asmara: The origin of the city". Archived from the original on 15 July 2019. Retrieved 14 January 2019.

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