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Dire Dawa

Dire Dawa is Ethiopiab second-largest city, with a population exceeding 377,000, but the administrative boundaries of the city-state cover an area of around 130 square km, boosting the total to 395,000. Surrounded on all sides by the region of Oromia, the dominant ethnic group of this cosmopolitan city is the Oromo (48%), but there are also substantial Amhara, Somali and Gurage populations. Amhara is the official language of Dire Dawa, and Muslims outnumber Christians by a ratio of 2:1.

Dire Dawa Region Major Cities and Population

No. City Name 2007 Population 2013 Population Est.
1 Dire Dawa (Dire Dewa) 233,224 293,000

Regional States and Chartered Cities of Ethiopia

No. Region Capital City Status Area (Sq. Kilometers) Population 2007 Population 2013 Est.
1 Addis Ababa Addis Ababa City 527 2739551 3104000
2 Afar Asayita State 72,053 1390273 1650000
3 Amhara Bahir Dar State 154,709 17221976 19212000
4 Benishangul-Gumuz Asosa State 50,699 784345 1028000
5 Dire Dawa Dire Dawa City 1,559 341834 395000
6 Gambela Gambela State 29,783 307096 406000
7 Harari Harar State 334 183415 215000
8 Oromia Addis Ababa State 284,538 26993933 32220000
9 Somali Jijiga State 279,252 4445219 5318000
10 Tigray Mekele State 84,722 4316988 5062000
11 Southern Nations Nationalities and People (SNNPR) Awasa State 105,476 14929548 17887000



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