Dire Dawa

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Dire Dhawa

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Dire Dawa
Dire Dawa skyline
Dire Dawa skyline
Flag of Dire Dhawa
Flag
Official seal of Dire Dhawa
Seal
Nickname(s): 
Dire Dhawa
Dire Dhawa is located in Ethiopia
Dire Dhawa
Dire Dhawa
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 9°36′N 41°52′E / 9.600°N 41.867°E / 9.600; 41.867
CountryEthiopia
RegionDire Dawa
ZoneDire Dawa
DistrictDire Dawa
Founded24 December 1902
Government
 • TypeChartered City
Area
 • City1,213 km2 (468 sq mi)
Elevation
1,276[2] m (4,189 ft)
Population
 (2015)
 • City440,000[1]
 • Density4,530/km2 (11,700/sq mi)
 • Urban
277,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)(+251) 25
Websitewww.dire-dawa.gov.et
Ashawa market in Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa is one of two chartered cities in Ethiopia. The other chartered city is Addis Ababa, the capital. It is divided administratively into two woredas, the city proper and the non-urban woreda of Gurgura.

It is on the Dechatu River. The western outskirts of the city are on the Gorro River.

The Dire Dawa University was created in 2006.

Notable people from Dire Dawa[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ethiopia: Regions, Major Cities & Towns - Population Statistics in Maps and Charts". Retrieved 9 January 2020.
  2. "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Dire Dawa, Ethiopia".