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For the village in Iran, see Naqareh-ye Naveh Kesh.

Nakura or Nokra is an Eritrean island in the Dahlak Archipelago situated west of Dahlak Kebir. Nakura has an area of 6.44 km²,[1] and reaches a height of 48 meters.[2]

During Italian colonization (1890/91), it was used as the Nocra prison camp. Its grim history is vividly depicted in Eritrean songs.


  1. ^ PNAS Islands Database
  2. ^ Soviet map

Coordinates: 15°42′39″N 39°56′19″E / 15.71083°N 39.93861°E / 15.71083; 39.93861