Akordat

Agordat
ኣቆርዳት
Ak'ordat
Agordat
Agordat
Map of Agordat in Eritrea

Coordinates: 15°33′N 37°53′E / 15.550°N 37.883°E / 15.550; 37.883

Country Eritrea
Region Gash-Barka
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Agordat (also Akordat or Ak'ordat , Ge'ez ኣቆርዳት) is a city in Gash-Barka, Eritrea. It was the former capital of the now defunct Barka Province of Eritrea (divided between present day Gash-Barka and Anseba regions).

Overview

It lies in the west of the country on the Barka River. An important market town, it is home to a large mosque. This town was the last major town along the Eritrean Railway to Massawa through Asmara. The line continued on through to Bishia its terminus. The local economy is reliant on passing traders moving between Asmara and Kessela in the Sudan.

Agordat (often spelt Akordat) hosts an Italian hospital, many bars and small eateries. A considerable amount of Eritrea's fruit and vegetables, particularly bananas and oranges, pass through Agordat also including the local Akat fruit.

Agordat is a gateway for contraband from the Sudan and as such, many Sudanese trucks and traders can be seen passing through the town.

Climate

Climate data for Ak'ordat
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 32
(89)
33
(92)
36
(96)
39
(103)
40
(104)
37
(99)
33
(91)
32
(89)
35
(95)
37
(99)
36
(96)
33
(92)
35.3
(95.4)
Average low °C (°F) 14
(58)
14
(57)
14
(58)
18
(65)
22
(72)
22
(72)
21
(69)
21
(70)
21
(69)
21
(70)
19
(67)
16
(61)
18.6
(65.7)
Precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
10
(0.39)
30
(1.18)
100
(3.94)
140
(5.51)
40
(1.57)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
320
(12.59)
Source: Weatherbase [1]

See also

References

Coordinates: 15°33′N 37°53′E / 15.550°N 37.883°E / 15.550; 37.883