chartered city of Ethiopia
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.
|Coordinates: 9°36′N 41°52′E / 9.600°N 41.867°E|
|Founded||24 December 1902|
|• Type||Chartered City|
|• City||1,213 km2 (468 sq mi)|
|Elevation||1,276 m (4,189 ft)|
|• Density||4,530/km2 (11,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
|Area code(s)||(+251) 25|
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.