Map of Eritrea with the Maekel Region highlighted
|• Administrator||Kahsai Ghebrehiwet|
|• Total||1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)|
|• Density||810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)|
|ISO 3166 code||ER-MA|
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.
The region also includes the following districts:
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