Bahir Dar

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Bahir Dar
City
Bahir Dar
The city center of Bahir Dar
The city center of Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar is located in Ethiopia
Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar
Where Bahir Dar is located in Ethiopia
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CountryEthiopia
RegionAmhara
WoredaBahir Dar
Area
 • Total28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation
1,840 m (6,040 ft)
Population
 • Total218,429
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)(+251) 58

Bahir Dar or Bahar Dar (Amharic: ባሕር ዳር) is a city in northwestern Ethiopia. It is the capital of the Amhara Region. It has 218,429 people (2012). The nearby Lake Tana and Blue Nile rivers feature a variety of attractions and is a popular tourist attraction in Ethiopia. The city was awarded the UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize for addressing the challenges of rapid urbanization in 2002.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize, 2002" (PDF). UNESCO. Retrieved 2013-05-24.