Gambar di atas adalah sebuah masjid di pekan Asatia dalam daerah Afar, Ethiopia. Lihatlah gambar ini, buatlah sebanyak mungkin persoalan, andaian dan ulasan yang anda mahu…lihatlah dalam dirimu, umatmu dan agamamu, fikirkan nasib bangsamu dan kiralah nikmat tuhanmu….
Asaita is a town in northeastern Ethiopia, and before 2007 was the capital of the Afar Region of Ethiopia. Located in the Afambo woreda, part of the Region’s Administrative Zone 1, this town has a latitude and longitude of 11°34′N 41°26′E / 11.567°N 41.433°E / 11.567; 41.433Coordinates: 11°34′N 41°26′E / 11.567°N 41.433°E / 11.567; 41.433 and an elevation of 300 meters.
Asaita was the seat of the Aussa Sultanate, the chief Afar monarchy, but is 50 kilometers south by unpaved road from Awash – Asseb highway. A telephone line from Kombolcha to Asaita was in operation in 1964. The town of Semera, a planned settlement situated squarely on this highway, at some point before 2007 became the new Regional capital.
To the southeast of Asaita, located at the southern edge of the Danakil Desert, are a group of twenty salt lakes which cover the territory to the border with neighboring Djibouti. These lakes include Lake Gummare, known for its flamingos, and Lake Abbe, the final destination of the Awash River.
Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, this town has an estimated total population of 22,718, of whom 12,722 were males and were 9,996 females. According to the 1994 national census, this town had a population of 15,475.