Afabet

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Afabet
أفعبت
Town
Afabet is located in Eritrea
Afabet
Afabet
Location in Eritrea
Coordinates: 16°11′N 38°41′E / 16.183°N 38.683°E / 16.183; 38.683
CountryFlag of Eritrea.svg Eritrea
RegionNorthern Red Sea
DistrictAfabet

Afabet (Arabic: أفابت‎, Tigrinya: ኣፍዓበት) is a town in northern Eritrea.

Overview[edit]

Afabet is the capital of the Afabet district.

It is the site of the Battle of Afabet, which took place during the Eritrean War of Independence. The city is still surrounded by trenches, but has been largely rebuilt.

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Coordinates: 16°11′N 38°41′E / 16.183°N 38.683°E / 16.183; 38.683