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Full nameAsmara
Official nameAsmara
Native nameኣስመራ Asmera, أسمرة Asmara
RegionMaekel Region
Mayor of AsmaraSemere Russom
Mayor of ZobaTewelde Kelati
Land Area4693 sq mi (12158.1 km2)
Elevation7628 ft (2325 m)
Total Population649000 (2009)
Density (pop.)53.38/km2 (138.3/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)

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Asmara (English) (Tigrigna: ኣስመራ Asmera, formerly known as Asmera, or in 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 2325 m (7628 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.

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