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Central Region

إقليم المركزية         ዞባ ማእከል
Iqlim al-Merkezhia      Zoba Maekel

Regione Centrale
Region
Central Region in Eritrea
Central Region in Eritrea
Country  Eritrea
Capital Asmara
Area
 • Total 1,300 km2 (500 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,053,254
 • Density 810/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code ER-MA

Central Region is an administrative region (or zoba) in central Eritrea. The capital is Asmara, which is also the capital of Eritrea. The region was formed on 15 April 1996. It is also known as the Ma'ekel or Maakel Region.

The region is divided into subregions:

  • Berikh
  • Ghala Nefhi
  • North Eastern
  • North Western
  • Serejaka
  • South Eastern
  • South Western

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