Asmara

What is Asmara known for?


style art

style. Art Deco influences are found throughout the city; essentially Asmara was then what Dubai is now. Essences of Cubism can be found on the Africa Pension Building, and on a small collection of buildings. The Fiat Tagliero Building shows almost the height


radical designs

: www.fedoa.unina.it 1881 01 Santoianni_Progettazione_Architettonica.pdf Italian architectural planification of Asmara (in Italian) p. 64-66 While Eritrea was under Italian colonial rule, architecturally conservative early-20th-century Europeans used Asmara "to experiment with radical new designs."


line fact

International Airport . The Eritrean Railroad Authority has requested funding to continue the Italian-era plan to extend the route from


year making

according to the Italian census of 1939. This fact made Asmara the main "Italian town" of the Italian empire in Africa. In all of Eritrea the population of Italians was only 75,000 in total in that year, making Asmara by far their largest centre. WikiPedia:Asmara Commons:Category:Asmara


small holding

Region, Eritrea Semenawi Keyih Bahri (Northern Red Sea) . They are small holding farmers largely inhabiting small communal villages (unlike in Tigray where the rural make-up is dominated by large estates and homesteads owing to a feudal past). Most Biher-Tigrinya are christian and members of the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church with small minorities of Catholics and Protestants. There is however a considerable Muslim minority of Tigrinya speakers who are officially included in the definition


monumental designs

in the city, most of which reflect various Modernist styles and some of which represent inimitable architectural forms, such as petrol stations mimicking aeroplanes and boats, commercial buildings designed as trains, cavernous cinemas with fine period plasterwork and Art Dem interiors, fine ultra-modern hotels and offices, and government buildings with highly politicised monumental designs. Panorama


amp events

newsEven_HHAntonios_Letter11506.htm news&Events In May 2006, the JEM rejected the Abuja peace process (Abuja Accord (Sudan)), which was accepted by the faction of the SLA led by Minni Minnawi, but rejected by the smaller SLA factions. On 30 June 2006, Ibrahim, Khamis Abdalla, the leader of an SLM faction, Dr Sharif Harir and Ahmed Ibrahim, co-leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (Sudan), founded the National Redemption Front rebel group


fact made

according to the Italian census of 1939. This fact made Asmara the main "Italian town" of the Italian empire in Africa. In all of Eritrea the population of Italians was only 75,000 in total in that year, making Asmara by far their largest centre. WikiPedia:Asmara Commons:Category:Asmara


good range

beer. Most varieties have around 5% alcohol per volume and a nice hop flavour in the well known bottle. Enjoy! Nightlife in Asmara is often considered quieter than most other country capitals, but there are a good range of local bars and also the infamous '''Zara Bar''' near the '''Blue Bird''' restaurant is a popular haunt with expats. Asmara is an extremely safe city, safe enough for a stroll in the middle of the night. Most people are genuinely friendly, without wanting anything


century architectural

plans for a second Roman Empire in Africa. War cut this short, but his injection of funds created the Asmara of today, which supposedly was to be a symbol that Fascism worked and is an ideal system of government. The city shows off most early 20th-century architectural styles. Some buildings are neo-Romanesque (neo-Romanesque architecture), such as the Roman Catholic Cathedral, some villas are built in a late Victorian Architecture Victorian

Asmara

'''Asmara''' ( . The city is located at the tip of an escarpment that is both the northwestern edge of the Eritrean highlands and the Great Rift Valley (Great Rift Valley, Ethiopia) in neighbouring Ethiopia.

Asmara is situated in Eritrea's central Maekel Region. It is known for its well-preserved colonial Italian modernist architecture. Mark Byrnes An African City's Unusual Preservation Legacy Feb 08, 2012 Atlantic Cities The city is divided into thirteen districts or administrative areas: Acria, Abbashaul, Edaga Hamus, Arbaete Asmara, Mai Temenai, Paradizo, Sembel, Godaif, Maekel Ketema or Downtown, Tiravolo, Gejeret, Tsetserat and Gheza Banda.

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