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
Where Bahir Dar is located in Ethiopia
Coordinates: 11°36′N 37°23′E / 11.6°N 37.383°E / 11.6; 37.383Coordinates: 11°36′N 37°23′E / 11.6°N 37.383°E / 11.6; 37.383
Country  Ethiopia
Region Amhara
Woreda Bahir Dar
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 1,840 m (6,040 ft)
Population
 • Total 218,429
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.[1]

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