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About Harar

Harar (Harari: ሐረር ; Oromo : Adare Biyyo), and known to its inhabitants as Gêy (Harari: ጌይ), is a walled city in eastern Ethiopia. It is the capital of East Hararghe and the capital of the Harari Region of Ethiopia. The city is located on a hilltop in the eastern extension of the Oromia, about five hundred kilometers from the national capital Addis Ababa at an elevation of 1,885 meters. Based on figures from the Central Statistical Agency in 2005, Harar had an estimated total population of 122,000, of whom 60,000 were males and 62,000 were females. According to the census of 1994, on which this estimate is based, the city had a population of 76,378.

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