Harar

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Harer


Quick Facts on this Lovely City

Harar city is located approximately 525 kilometers away from the capital city of Addis Ababa, and it lies 1850 meters above sea level.

Harar is the most important Muslim city in Ethiopia and is considered the fourth holiest city in Islam after Mecca, Medina and the Dome of the Rock.

The city has a stone wall surrounding it and is the administrative capital of the Hararghe region.

The city is home to 99 mosques, including a 16th century Grand Mosque with impressive towers.

It also has a vibrant market and a hyena man, who feeds and lets people feed hyenas every night.

The old town is an excellent example of a living cultural tradition, with many of its structures remaining untouched.

UNESCO named it a World Heritage site.