The city center of Bahir Dar
|• Total||28 km2 (11 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,840 m (6,040 ft)|
|Time zone||EAT (UTC+3)|
|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.
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- "UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize, 2002". UNESCO. http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0012/001252/125255e.pdf. Retrieved 2013-05-24.