Dire Dawa


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Dire Dawa

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Diredawa

(both: dē'rədä`wä), city (1994 pop. 164,851), Harar region, E Ethiopia. It is a commercial and industrial center located on the Addis Ababa–Djibouti railroad. Manufactures include processed meat and coffee, vegetable oil, textiles, and cement. There are also railroad workshops in the city. Dire Dawa was founded in 1902 when the railroad from Djibouti reached the area, and its growth resulted largely from trade brought by the railroad.

Dire Dawa

 

a city in eastern Ethiopia. Population, 59,000 (1969). It is linked by railroad with Addis Ababa and with Djibouti in the French Territory of Afars and Issas. There are textile, cement, and food-processing industries. Railroad shops are also located there. Dire Dawa is a trade center for livestock and coffee.

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After completion of the Franco-Ethiopian Railway between Djibouti and Dire Dawa in December 1902, small quantities of Harari qat also reached Aden's markets from across the Bab Al-Mandab.
The existing colonial era railway from Djibouti to Dire Dawa needs to be replaced.
But he said that if the old train ceases to operate, it will be a great loss for Ethiopia and for Dire Dawa, the commercial town in northeastern Ethiopia where the main train station and workshops were headquartered.
It is an irrigation scheme close to Dire Dawa, a town devastated by the famines of the 80s.
To understand the advantages that this exemption would provide over direct spending, imagine that Ethiopia's second largest city, Dire Dawa, needs a new water system.
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