Central Region, also known as the Ma'ekel or Maakel Region, is an administrative region of , located in central Eritrea. The region was formed on 15 April 1996, from the historical province of Hamasien.

Notable Places in the Area

, IATA: ASM, ICAO: HHAS, is the international airport of , the capital of . Photo: Wikimedia, GFDL.

The Building in , capital city of , is a Futurist-style service station completed in 1938 and designed by the engineer Giuseppe Pettazzi. Photo: Sailko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Movie theater
The is an Art Deco-style cinema in , the capital of . Photo: Sailko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The National Museum of Eritrea is a national museum in , . Photo: Sailko, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Localities in the Area

The capital of is a vibrant mix of Italian and African architecture and culture. Photo: Simisa, CC BY-SA 3.0.


15.3333° or 15° 20' north
38.9167° or 38° 55' east
Open Location Code
2,343 metres (7,687 feet)
Open­Street­Map ID
node 321516867
Geo­Names ID
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Also Known As

  • Arabic: المقاطعة المركزية
  • Arabic: المنطقة المركزية
  • Arabic: المنطقة المركزية، إرتريا
  • Asturian; Bable: Maekel
  • Bengali: মায়েকেল অঞ্চল
  • Breton: Maekel
  • Bulgarian: Централен регион
  • Catalan: Regió de Maekel
  • Cebuano: Maekel Region
  • Chinese: 中部区
  • Chinese: 中部區 (厄立特里亞)
  • Chinese: 中部區
  • Chinese: 中部地區
  • Croatian: Maekel
  • Danish: Maekel
  • Dutch: Maakel
  • Dutch: Maekel
  • English: Central Region
  • English: Maakel Region
  • English: Maekel Region
  • Finnish: Keskinen alue (Eritrea)
  • Finnish: Keskinen alue
  • Finnish: Maekel
  • Finnish: Maekelin alue
  • French: Maekel
  • French: Région centrale
  • Georgian: მაეკელი
  • German: ER-MA
  • German: Maekel
  • Greek: Μέκελ
  • Gujarati: માકેલ પ્રદેશ
  • Hindi: मैकल क्षेत्र
  • Indonesian: Wilayah Maekel
  • Italian: Maekel
  • Italian: Regione Centrale (Eritrea)
  • Italian: regione Centrale
  • Japanese: マアカル地方
  • Kannada: ಮ್ಯಾಕೆಲ್ ಪ್ರದೇಶ
  • Korean: 중앙주 (에리트레아)
  • Korean: 중앙주
  • Latvian: Maakeles zoba
  • Lithuanian: Maekelio regionas
  • Lithuanian: Maekelis
  • Malay (generic): Maekel Region
  • Marathi: माईकेल प्रदेश
  • Northern Frisian: Sentraal (Regiuun uun Eritrea)
  • Northern Frisian: Sentraal
  • Norwegian: Maekel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Maakel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Maekel
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Sentral
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Zoba Maekel
  • Persian: منطقه مرکزی
  • Polish: Al-Mutawassit
  • Polish: Maekel
  • Polish: Maykel
  • Polish: Region Centralny (Erytrea)
  • Polish: Region Centralny
  • Portuguese: Central
  • Portuguese: Central (Eritreia)
  • Portuguese: Maekel
  • Romanian: Regiunea Maekel
  • Russian: Маэкель
  • Scots: Maekel Region
  • Sinhalese: මයිකෙල් කලාපය
  • Spanish: Maakel
  • Spanish: Maekel
  • Spanish: Región de Maekel
  • Swahili (generic): Eneo ya Kati
  • Swedish: Maakel
  • Tamil: மேகேள் பகுதி
  • Telugu: మైకెల్ ప్రాంతం
  • Thai: เมย์เคล
  • Tigrinya: ዞባ ማእከል
  • Turkish: Maekel
  • Ukrainian: Маекел
  • Urdu: مائیکیل ریجن
  • Urdu: مرکزی علاقہ
  • Vietnamese: Khu vực Maekel
  • Yue Chinese: 中部地區
  • Zulu: Maekel Region
  • Maekel,Maakel
  • Maʼākel
  • Mkoa wa Kati, Eritrea
  • Mā’akal
  • Region Maekel
  • Regione Centrale
  • Zoba Ma’ākel

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