Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa is one of two chartered cities (astedader akabibi) in Ethiopia (the other being the capital, Addis Ababa). This chartered city is divided administratively into two woredas, the city proper and the non-urban woreda of Gurgura.

Dire Dawa lies in the eastern part of the nation, on the Dechatu River, at the foot of a ring of cliffs that has been described as "somewhat like a cluster of tea-leaves in the bottom of a slop-basin." With a latitude and longitude of 9°36′N 41°52′E / 9.6°N 41.867°E / 9.6; 41.867Coordinates: 9°36′N 41°52′E / 9.6°N 41.867°E / 9.6; 41.867, this city is the second largest in Ethiopia.

The city is an industrial centre, home to several markets and the Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport. Haramaya University is 40 kilometers away from the city.

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... Oromia HADD DEM Dembidolo Airport Dire Dawa Dire Dawa HADR DIR Aba Tenna Dejazmach Yilma International Airport (Dire Dawa Int'l) Dodola Oromia HADO ...
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249km Milo 266km Harewa 291km El Bah 299km Shinile 311km Dire Dawa 338km Hurso 370km Erer 377km Gotha 395km Bike 421km Afdem 450km Mulu 461km Mieso 475km Asabot ... there had been no passenger service between Dire Dawa and Addis Ababa "for over two years" ... The service from Djibouti to Dire Dawa ceased in August 2010 ...
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... cities (astedader akababiwoch, singular astedader akababi), the latter being Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa (subdivisions 1 and 5 in the map, respectively) ... kilil) Asosa 50,698.68 460,325 670,847 982,004 Dire Dawa (astedader) Dire Dawa 1,558.61 248,549 342,827 387,000 Gambella (kilil) Gambella 29,782.82 162,271 306,916 385,997 ...
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