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Bahir Dar
City
Bahir Dar
The city center of Bahir Dar
The city center of Bahir Dar
Country Ethiopia
Region Amhara
Woreda Bahir Dar
Area
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
Elevation 1,840 m (6,040 ft)
Population
 • Total 218,429
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
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.


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