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.
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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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