Asmara

(redirected from Asmara, Eritrea)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.

Asmara

(äsmä`rä, äz–), city (1996 est. pop. 400,000), capital of Eritrea, at an altitude of c.7,300 ft (2,225 m). The name also appears as Asmera. A commercial and industrial center, it is connected by rail and highway with the Red Sea port of MassawaMassawa
, city (1984 pop. 15,441), Eritrea, a port on the Red Sea. Before Eritrean independence (1993) it was the main port for N Ethiopia and is linked by rail with Asmara.
..... Click the link for more information.
. Textiles and clothing, processed meat, beer, shoes, and ceramics are the major industrial products. Asmara was a small village until the 1880s, when it became an Ethiopian regional administrative center. Occupied by the Italians in 1889, it became (1900) the capital of the Italian colony of Eritrea. In the 1930s, Asmara was rapidly developed as a base for the Italian invasion (1935–36) of Ethiopia; many Art Deco and other modern buildings survive from this period. In 1941 the city was taken by British forces. In 1950 the Eritreans, seeking independence from Ethiopia, reached an agreement with the government. But as Eritrean self-governance was withdrawn, the Eritrean Liberation Front was founded and an armed revolt ensued. Asmara's airport became key in the conflict as it was used by the Eritreans to obtain arms and supplies from outside supporters. It became a part of Eritrea with that country's independence (1993).

Asmara

the capital of Eritrea; cathedral (1922); Grand Mosque (1937); university (1958). Pop.: 615 000 (2005 est.)
References in periodicals archive ?
[12] Mid-Term Review of the Sexual and Reproductive Health Strategic Plan 2011-2015 for Eritrea, Department of the Ministry of Health Headquarters, Asmara, Eritrea, June 2013.
HbA1c testing was done by a turbidometric immunoassay performed on the Dade Dimension RXL Dimension analyzer (bade-Behring) at Barnes-Jewish Hospital (8), with the exception of 12 analyses performed at the National Health Laboratory in Asmara, Eritrea, in late 2004, when A1c testing on the Roche Hitachi 717 was implemented in Eritrea (9).
World Health Organization Eritrea Country Office, Asmara, Eritrea A Kosia, MD, PhD A Usman, MB BS, PhD Y Ghebrat, MD, MPH E Araya, MD G Andemichael, MD, MPH
Naik, Central Health Laboratory, PO Box 1686, Asmara, Eritrea; fax: 00-291-1-121585; email: durga_das2002@yahoo.com
Trenton, New Jersey / Asmara, Eritrea. Red Sea Press.
Early in 1993 the Sudan Human Rights Organization (SHRO) was abolished and many of its most active members were forced into exile, primarily in Cairo, Egypt, but also to Asmara, Eritrea and London, all locales becoming centers of democratic opposition.
At the eastern edge of Asmara, Eritrea, where I lived a few years back, the earth falls away in folds to the Red Sea.
a) New York, (b) Paris, (c) Asmara, Eritrea (d) Invercargill, New Zealand, (e) Timbuktu, Mali, (f) Venice
Wolff of Children's Hospital in Boston and Gebremeskel Fesseha, an educator and researcher living in Asmara, Eritrea.
As depicted in Keneally's novel To Asmara, Eritrea's war for independence was a search for the lost soul of a people who had served as doormats for "too many others, for too many years.
The Council of East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) has launched the first ever regional under-15 football tournament.At a ceremony in Asmara, Eritrea, Cecafa secretary general Nicholas Musonye said the inaugural tournament will be attended by all the Cecafa member associations who endorsed it at their meeting in Dar es Salaam last month.
The adoption of the resolution comes just over four months after the signing of the historic Joint Declaration of Peace and Friendship between the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed, and the President of Eritrea, Isaias Afwerki, in Asmara, Eritrea, on 9 July 2018.