Nakfa, Eritrea

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Tsabra School at Nakfa Village
African teachers at Nakfa
Nakfa is located in Eritrea
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.


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.

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Nakfa travel guide from Wikivoyage

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