Maekel Region

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Central Zone
Zoba Ma'akel
Zoba
Map of Eritrea with the Maekel Region highlighted
Map of Eritrea with the Maekel Region highlighted
Country Eritrea
Capital Asmara
Government
 • Administrator Kahsai Ghebrehiwet
Area
 • Total 1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,053,254
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code ER-MA

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

Overview[edit]

It is the smallest region in area, and contains the major city and national capital, Asmara. Maekel is situated inland, and borders Anseba to the north-west, the Northern Red Sea region to the north-east, the Debub (Southern) region to the south, and Gash-Barka to the west.

Much of the architecture in the region reflects Italian colonial influences.

Districts[edit]

The region also includes the following districts:

References[edit]

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