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Dire Dawa in the region of Dire Dawa Region with it's 252,279 residents is a place located in Ethiopia - some 216 mi (or 348 km) East of Addis Ababa, the country's capital.

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Local time in Dire Dawa is now 06:16 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Addis Ababa" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your mobility, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Hargeysa, Ta'izz, Djibouti, Dikhil, Arta or Semera. While being here, you might want to check out Ware Roble, Sabiyan, Oboshe, K'ench'era, Halo Hula Yesuf and Aroreyti as well. We discovered some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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02:38 min ( December 07, 2010 by TripAdvisorTRIPWOWu)
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Dire Dawa #1 - by Henock

08:15 min ( August 10, 2009 by Henock Gugsa)
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Driving around Dire Dawa, getting a quick tour before heading out to Harrar. November, 2008

Dire dawa

02:38 min ( June 24, 2010 by kalaay100)
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Taiwan to shawa

Dire dawa

02:28 min ( June 24, 2010 by kalaay100)
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Interesting facts about this location

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.

More reading: Dire Dawa homepage
Located at 9.59, 41.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:City-states, Dire Dawa, Regions of Ethiopia

Dechatu River

The Dechatu River is a river of eastern Ethiopia. It rises in the Ahmar Mountains to flow north through the second largest city in the country, Dire Dawa towards the Awash River, entering the city at {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:9|35|N|41|52|E||| |primary |name= }}. It is unclear if either its flow or river bed eventually reach the Awash. The river appears to lose itself in the Cantur Plain (Buren Meda) north of Dire Dawa.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.59, 41.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Rivers of Ethiopia

Kombolcha (woreda)

Kombolcha is one of the woredas in the Oromia Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Misraq (East) Hararghe Zone, Kombolcha is bordered on the south by the Harari Region, on the southwest by Haro Maya, on the northwest by Dire Dawa, on the north by the Somali Region, and on the east by Jarso. The administrative center of the woreda is Melka Rafu.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.59, 41.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 15 mi away.
Tags:Oromia Region, Woredas of Ethiopia

Haramaya University

Haramaya University (formerly known as Alemaya University) is one of the oldest universities in Ethiopia. It is located 5 km from city Alemaya, a town in the Misraq Hararghe Zone, about 17 kilometers from the city of Harar and 40 kilometers from Dire Dawa. The university was founded with the help of Oklahoma State University (OSU), accepting its first students in 1954, and the new campus was opened in January 1958 by Emperor Haile Selassie.

More reading: Haramaya University homepage
Located at 9.59, 41.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 16 mi away.
Tags:1954 establishments in Ethiopia, Dire Dawa, Educational institutions established in 1954, Universities and colleges in Ethiopia


Kulubi is a town in eastern Ethiopia. Located in the Misraq Hararghe Zone of the Oromia Region, lying south of Dire Dawa, this town has a latitude and longitude of {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:9|26|N|41|41|E|region:ET-OR_type:city(4478)|| |primary |name= }} with an elevation of 2130 meters above sea level. Based on figures published by the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Kulubi has an estimated total population of 4,478 of whom 2,318 were males and 2,160 were females.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 9.59, 41.87 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 17 mi away.
Tags:Populated places in the Oromia Region