Nakfa, Eritrea

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Nakfa
ናቕፋ
Town
Tsabra School at Nakfa
Tsabra School at Nakfa
Nakfa is located in Eritrea
Nakfa
Nakfa
Location in Eritrea
Coordinates: 16°40′N 38°28′E / 16.667°N 38.467°E / 16.667; 38.467
Country Flag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea
Region Northern Red Sea
District Nakfa

Nakfa (Tigrinya: ናቕፋ?, IPA: [naxʼfa]) is a town in the Northern Red Sea region of Eritrea.

History[edit]

A Nakfa banknote, named after the town

Nakfa served as a base for the Eritrean People's Liberation Front during the Eritrean War of Independence. It was subjected to a number of destructive attacks that left only the mosque standing. Other towns, where hospitals, printing presses, factories, a radio station and a college are located, were built underground by Eritrea's independence fighters. The town is also surrounded by trenches.

The nakfa currency was later named after the town, owing to its historic place in the independence struggle.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Nakfa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 21.4
(70.5)
22.0
(71.6)
24.0
(75.2)
25.9
(78.6)
28.4
(83.1)
30.2
(86.4)
28.4
(83.1)
27.5
(81.5)
28.5
(83.3)
25.1
(77.2)
22.5
(72.5)
21.0
(69.8)
25.41
(77.73)
Average low °C (°F) 9.5
(49.1)
9.8
(49.6)
10.7
(51.3)
12.4
(54.3)
13.5
(56.3)
16.8
(62.2)
18.4
(65.1)
17.4
(63.3)
15.8
(60.4)
11.6
(52.9)
10.8
(51.4)
9.3
(48.7)
13
(55.38)
Average rainfall mm (inches) 4
(0.16)
3
(0.12)
10
(0.39)
28
(1.1)
41
(1.61)
28
(1.1)
74
(2.91)
116
(4.57)
34
(1.34)
21
(0.83)
15
(0.59)
4
(0.16)
378
(14.88)
Source: Climate-Data[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Climate-Data : Eritrea". Retrieved 11 July 2014. 

External links[edit]

Nakfa travel guide from Wikivoyage

Coordinates: 16°40′N 38°28′E / 16.667°N 38.467°E / 16.667; 38.467