Asmara, Eritrea’s capital and largest city , sits atop (2,350 metrest)
the Eritrean Highlands on the eastern edge of the escarpment and quite near
the Red Sea port of Massawa.
The city was made Eritrea’s capital in preference to Massawa in 1897 by Governor Martini, when the country was still an Italian colony. .
Until the 1880s, when it became an Ethiopian regional administrative centre, Asmara was still a small village.
Today’s Asmara is a big and lively city with about 400.000 people living in it.
It is even one of the cleanest and safest cities in Africa!
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