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Southern Zone
Zoba Debub
Map of Eritrea with the Debub Region highlighted
Map of Eritrea with the Debub Region highlighted
Coordinates: 14°48′N 39°00′E / 14.800°N 39.000°E / 14.800; 39.000Coordinates: 14°48′N 39°00′E / 14.800°N 39.000°E / 14.800; 39.000
Country Eritrea
Capital Mendefera
 • Administrator Efrem Gebrekristos
 • Total 8,000 km2 (3,000 sq mi)
 • Total 1,476,765
 • Density 180/km2 (480/sq mi)
ISO 3166 code ER-DU

Debub Region, also known as the Southern Region, is a region of Eritrea. It lies along a portion of the national border with Ethiopia.


Debub shares its western border with the region of Gash-Barka, its northern flank with Maekel (central), and its eastern boundary with the Northern Red Sea Region. It is the largest region in the country by population.

This region has an area of around 8,000 square kilometers, and its capital is Mendefera (Adi Ugri). Other towns in Debub include Adi Keyh, Adi Quala, Dekemhare, Debarwa and Senafe. The archeological sites of Metera and Qohaito are also located here. The highest point in this region, and in Eritrea, is Mount Soira (3018 meters), situated east of Senafe.

Basic Features of Zoba Debub[edit]

Zoba Debub is one of the six Zbobas (Regions) of Eritrea which is located in the southern part of the country with longitude of 38° 15' - 39° 40' East and latitude 14° 25' - 15° 15 North. It shares borders with Zoba Ma'ekel (Central Region) in the north, Zoba Northern Red Sea in the east, Gash Barka in the west and Ethiopia in the south.


The region also includes the following districts:


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Debub Region Traditional Dance

Shaebia invested 104 Million Nacfa in the Agriculture Sector of Debub Region

http://www.eritrea-tv.net - Eritrean Tigrinya News - 23 December 2013: The Agriculture Ministry's branch in the Southern region disclosed that it has implemented various development programs...

Eritreans from Denmark support to schools in Debub Region of Eritrea

Eritrean TV - Tigrinya Video News - 27 September 2013 by Eri-TV: Eritrean community members in Denmark have extended material support to schools in the Southern region with a view to promoting...

Eritrean Development Of Infrastructure In The City Segeneyti Debub Region

Eritrean Development Of Infrastructure In The City Segeneyti Debub Region. More videos of Eri-TV @ http://www.eritrea-chat.com or http://www.youtube.com/eritreachat. Add YT Channel: http://www.you ...

Magnificent hot spring in Debub Region's Wolayita zone

Eritrean News Support of Martyrs Family in Debub Region of Eritrea

Eri-TV Zena - Tigrinia Video News: The Education Ministry's branch in Haikota sub-zone called on parents, students and school administrations to exert further integrated efforts as regards...

Isaias Afwerki Zoba DEBUB Tour Sep 26-28, 2007: Summary

President Conducts Inspection tour of Development Projects in Southern Region Sep 29, 2007, 15:04 Asmara, 28 September 2007 -- President Isaias Afwerki conducted a three-day tour of...

Eritrean Honey Production in Zoba Debub by Eri-TV News

Eritrean TV - Tigrinya Zena News - 31th October 2013: Condition of honey production in Souther Region of Eritrea. More videos of Eri-TV @ http://www.eritrea-tv.net or http://www.youtube.com/Eritre...

Eritrean Agriculture Report - Production of 700,000 Qintal Vegetables and Fruits in Debub Region

Eritrea TV - Tigrinya Video News: Eri-TV Zena - The Association of Fruits and Vegetables Farmers in the Southern region said that it would exert further efforts towards attaining higher harvest....

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3 news items

ICRC (press release)
Tue, 04 Oct 2011 02:11:15 -0700

... affected families by renting tractors to plough fields in a number of villages in the sub-zones of Goluj, Barentu, Laelay Gash and Shambiko in the Gash Barka region. From 2005 to 2010, the same ploughing programme benefited farmers in the Debub region.
Asmarino Independent
Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:18:45 -0800

I was 16 years old when I was rounded up in March 2008 in May Dema in Zoba Debub region. I was sent for military training in Sawa, and when I finished I was assigned to Military Unit 33. I was forced to work in government farms, in construction and ...
Asmarino Independent
Sat, 27 Feb 2010 00:00:00 -0800

Shewit Gebrehiwet was from the Debub region from the Meraguz area (From Seraye awraja). He was a student. During the school break in January, 2001, Shewit was arrested at the check point of Tesseney on his way to Aligeder to see his father, who was ...

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