Bahir Dar

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Bahir Dar
City
Bahir Dar
The city center of Bahir Dar
The city center of Bahir Dar
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Coordinates: 11°36′N 37°23′E / 11.600°N 37.383°E / 11.600; 37.383Coordinates: 11°36′N 37°23′E / 11.600°N 37.383°E / 11.600; 37.383
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.