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Dire Dawa
ድሬ ዳዋ
Dirre Dhawaa
Downtown Dire Dawa
Downtown Dire Dawa
Nickname(s): Dirah Dawah
Dire Dawa is locatit in Ethiopie
Dire Dawa
Dire Dawa
Location within Ethiopia
Coordinates: 9°36′N 41°52′E / 9.600°N 41.867°E / 9.600; 41.867
Country Ethiopia
Region Dire Dawa
Zone Dire Dawa
District Dire Dawa
Founded 1400
 • Teep Chartered City
 • Mayor Adam Farah [1]
 • City 1,213 km2 (468 sq mi)
Elevation 1,276[2] m (4,189 ft)
Population (2008)
 • City 607,321
 • Density 4,530/km2 (11,700/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,274,869
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
Aurie code(s) (+251) 25
Wabsteid www.dire-dawa.gov.et

Dire Dawa (Amharic: ድሬ ዳዋ?, Oromo: Dirre Dhawaa, leet. "Place o Remedy",[3] Somali: Dir Dhabe, meanin "whaur Dir hit his spear intae the ground", Arabic: ديري داوا[4][5]) is ane o twa chairtert ceeties (astedader akabibi) in Ethiopie (the ither bein the caipital, Addis Ababa).

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  1. http://www.diretube.com/dire-dawa-tv/dire-dawa-mayor-adem-farah-wishing-happy-new-year-video_1f12c85fa.html
  2. http://www.fallingrain.com/world/ET/48/Dire_Dawa.html
  3. Kefale, Asnake. "Ethnic Federalism and Conflict Management in Ethiopia: The Case of Dire Dawa" in Luc Sindjoun (ed.)'s The Coming African Hour: Dialectics of Opportunities and Constraints, p. 209. Africa Institute of South Africa (Pretoria), 2010. Accessed 15 Feb 2014.
  4. Referencin Dir confederation o Somali clans that inhabit vast aurie atween the Reid Sea an Dir Dawa. See Dir.
  5. academies, prepared by a number of leading orientalists ; edited by an editorial committee consisting of H.A.R. Gibb ... [et al.] ; under patronage of the international union of (2009). Encyclopaedia of islam (New ed.). Leiden: E.J. Brill. ISBN 9789004161214.