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As·ma·ra

 (ăz-mä′rə)
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).
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Asmara

(æsˈmɑːrə)
n
(Placename) the capital of Eritrea; cathedral (1922); Grand Mosque (1937); university (1958). Pop: 615 000 (2005 est)
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As•ma•ra

(ɑsˈmɑr ə)

n.
the capital of Eritrea, in the N part. 276,355.
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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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