Asmara

Asmara

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Asmara (English) (Tigrigna: Asmera, formerly known as Asmera, or in Arabic: Asmara, meaning "Made them United" in Tigrigna) is the capital city and largest settlement in Eritrea, home to a population of around 579,000 people. At an elevation of 2,325 metres (7,628 ft), Asmara is on the edge of an escarpment that is both the northwestern edge of the Great Rift Valley and of the Eritrean highlands.Although it would be easy to think of Asmara, the Eritrean capital, solely as an Italian built colonial city, its origins actually reach back some 700 years. The Tigringa and Tigre people live around there. Originally, it is said, there were four clans living in the Asmara area on the Kebessa Plateau: the Gheza Gurtom, the Gheza Shelele, the Gheza Serenser and Gheza Asmae. These towns fought with each other, however after a while the women of each clans decided that the only way to preserve peace is to unite the four clans, the men accepted, hence the name Arbate Asmera.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Frac Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136680076
  • 9786136680071