Teseney (sometimes also Teseney) ( tigrinya ተሰነይ , English Teseney ) - a city in the west of Eritrea , located southeast of the city of Kassala ( Sudan ), on the Gash river. During the war of independence of Eritrea, fierce battles were fought for the city, as a result of which it was destroyed. Although the city is gradually rebuilding, it is still surrounded by minefields .
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|Population||18 thousand people|
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Theseon is located 45 kilometers from the border with Sudan and about 115 kilometers from Barentu . This is a settlement of the western region, a border town with a population of about 18 thousand people of various nationalities. On the northern outskirts of the city stands a couple of hills that overlook the plains and mountains of Sudan.
Tesenai was liberated in 1988, being heavily destroyed during the Eritrean War of Independence (1961-1991). Not far from the city, right behind Haikot , stands a monument to Hamid Idris Awate, who fired his first shots in the Eritrean liberation struggle in September 1961.
10 kilometers west of the city is the Barattolo cotton plantation in the village of Aligider , where the Hedareb tribes and 1,500 former rebels and their families cultivate cotton, sesame and sorghum. Aligider is an old Italian border village, in which several Italian sights are still preserved. In 2000, the village was captured and looted by a unit of the armed forces of Ethiopia .
|Climate of Tesenai|
|Average maximum, ° C||33.8||34.9||38,0||40.6||40.9||38.5||34.0||32,5||34.5||36.9||35.8||33.9||36,2|
|Average temperature, ° C||25,2||26.3||29.0||31.8||32.6||31,0||28.1||27.0||27.9||29.4||27.9||25.5||28.5|
|Average minimum ° C||16.6||17.7||20.1||23.0||24.3||23.6||22.2||21.5||21,4||22.0||20.1||17,2||20.8|
|Precipitation rate, mm||0,0||0,0||0.3||3,1||13.5||40.8||109,2||110,4||49.5||12,4||1.9||0,0||341.1|
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The Tesenai Market is filled with nomadic merchants, merchants and Eritreans returning from Sudan. There is a lively trade in the main square in front of the mosque, there are tailor shops, cafes, bars and various shops. There is also an active currency exchange, where Saudi riyals and Sudanese pounds are exchanged for Eritrean nakfs . Tesenai is one of the reception centers for people returning from refugee camps in Sudan before they leave for other areas.
During the rainy season (July to September), most of the land around the city is impassable, but the recently built asphalt road from Barentu to Tesenai provides a comfortable trip to this border town. Buses run daily from here to Kasalu (Sudan), to Barenta and Asmara , the capital of Eritrea.