Complementary Oriental Cities, the Case of Harar and Dire Dawa (Eastern Ethiopia)

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Year : 2011

The article touches on a number of themes relevant to the topic of complementarity of
cities. Two cities of Eastern Ethiopia are being considered, Harar, an ancient and religious
centre of Islam, also called a holy city of Islam in the Horn of Africa, and Dire Dawa,
founded as a railway station, which further developed into a commercial and industrial
centre and a second chartered city of Ethiopia – after the capital city of Addis Ababa.
Statistical data presented in the article show complementary character of both cities…