Anseba () is an inland region of Eritrea, in the west of the country.
Its capital is Keren and it has an area of about 23,000 km². It is named after the Anseba River around which the region is situated. The river begins in the central Eritrean highland plateau, in the suburbs northwest of the capital Asmara. It then descends northwards into the northwestern lowlands, traversing the mountains of Rora Habab and Sahel before joining the Barka River near the border with Sudan. Other towns in this region include Halhal. The region borders Gash-Barka to the south, the Central (Maekel) region to the south-east, the Northern Red Sea Region to the east and north, and the nation of Sudan to the west.
There are a number of flora and fauna species within this region. Notably this was historic habitat for the endangeredPainted Hunting Dog, Lycaon pictus, which canid is now thought to be extirpated in the region. The deforestation in Anseba mirrors the country as a... Read More