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The capital of Eritrea, in the western part of the country at an altitude of about 2,225 m (7,300 ft). It was used as a base for the Italian invasion of Ethiopia (1935-1936).


(Placename) the capital of Eritrea; cathedral (1922); Grand Mosque (1937); university (1958). Pop: 615 000 (2005 est)


(ɑsˈmɑr ə)

the capital of Eritrea, in the N part. 276,355.
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Noun1.Asmara - the capital of EritreaAsmara - the capital of Eritrea    
Eritrea, State of Eritrea - an African country to the north of Ethiopia on the Red Sea; achieved independence from Ethiopia in 1993
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March 15, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA) -- An Eritrean opposition group has reportedly raided a government owned garage facility in the capital Asmara.
The twice-weekly flights will operate from Doha to Asmara and will be served by an Airbus A320 featuring 12 seats in Business Class and 132 seats in Economy.
ASMARA, June 24 (Saba)- Eritrea released on Tuesday 26 Yemeni fishermen, who are the last batch in its custody.
Embassy is extremely limited in its ability to provide emergency consular assistance outside of Asmara.
21, 2010, SPA -- Abu Bakr Abdallah Al-Qirbi, Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs, has headed to Asmara, Eritrean capital, to hand a message from President Ali Abdallah Saleh of Yemen to President Isaias Afworki of Eritrea.
The United States on Thursday blamed Asmara for the clashes, while the Arab League urged it to pull back its forces.
The Cheese Shop in Morpeth has become the favourite of the King and Queen of Asmara, Ethiopia.
The principle of self-determination was endorsed by the NDA convention in Asmara in June 1995.
After Ethiopia's advance into Eritrea in May, Ethiopia's divisions were defeated in Tesseni, which is 370 kilometers from Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.
The main airport in Eritrea was the subject of an air strike by Ethiopian war aircraft on 29 May as they targeted the air force base also located at the airport on the outskirts of Asmara.
The US evacuated part of its embassy staff and scores of other foreigners from Asmara yesterday as Ethiopia claimed to have taken control of territory just 60 miles from Eritrea's capital.
During August 1996 alone, Asmara International Airport was handling over 1,000 passengers a day despite the fact that Eritrea had become a member of the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) only three years earlier.