Mek'ele Tourism, Ethiopia

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Mek'ele (Tigrinya: መቐለ? [in scientific transliteration Mäq'älä], Amharic: መቀሌ? [in scientific transliteration Mäqälle]), also transliterated as Makale, Mekelle or Meqele, is the capital city in the northern Tigray Region of Ethiopia. It is located around 780 kilometers north of the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa, at a latitude and longitude of 13°29′N 39°28′E / 13.483°N 39.467°E, with an elevation of 2084 meters above sea level. Administratively, Mek'ele is considered a Special Zone, which is divided into seven sub-cities. These are Addi Hak'i (ዓዲ ሓቂ, also spelled Addi Haqi in English), Ayder (ዓይደር), Haddinet (ሓድነት), Hawelti (ሓወልቲ), Qedamay Weyyane (ቀዳማይ ወያነ), Kwiha (ኲሓ), and Semien (ሰሜን). This places the city in between the Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa chartered cities (astedader akabibi, equivalent to a kilil), as well as the Axum and Adigrat woredas. The city is an economic, cultural, and political hub in the Northern region of the country.

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Facts and Stats for Mek'ele*

  • Mek'ele: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Mek'ele for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Mek'ele.

    • Burglary and Theft 25 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 75 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Mek'ele - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 71.88 (High)
    • Climate Index 97.28 (Very High)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

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