Gash-Barka ( Tigrinya ጋሽ-ባርካ , English. Gash-Barka ) - one of the six provinces of Eritrea . With an area of 33,200 km² and a population of 708,800 people (2005), the province of Gash Barca makes up almost a third of Eritrea.
|Gash-Bark Province (Gash-Bark Goiter)|
|English Gash-barka region |
|History and Geography|
|Area||33,200 km² (1st place )|
|Timezone||UTC + 3|
|Population||708 800 people ( 2005 ) ( 2nd place )|
|Density||21.35 people / km² (5th place)|
|ISO 3166-2 Code||ER-GB|
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- 1 Geography
- 2 Settlements
- 3 Administrative divisions
- 4 Economics
- 5 Cereals and exports
- 6 References
Located in the south-west of the country and bordered by the province of Anseba in the north, Maekel (Central) and Debub (South) provinces in the east; with Sudan in the west and Ethiopia in the south.
The administrative center of Gash-Barki is the city of Barentu . Other cities: Akordat (former administrative center), Molki , Sabderath and Tesenai .
The province includes the following areas:
- city of Akordat
- Barento city
- Logo Anseba
- Omhajer (Guluj)
- Upper gash
The province is called the “granary”, since agriculture is developed there. In 2005, there were reportedly more than 3.5 million livestock and many camels in the province. Marble and other minerals , including gold, were found in the province. In Augaro , old mines and mine equipment have been preserved since the time when Italians mined gold here.
Almost all locals look healthy and depleted, which is rarely seen in this area of Africa .
Cereals and Export
- Bell pepper