Bahir Dar
in Amhara, Ethiopia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
11.594 and 37.391 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 11° 35' 37" and E 37° 23' 26"
Currency and Currency Code:
Birr - ETB
Spoken languages:
Amharic, English, Oromo, Tigrinya, Somali
Local electricity:
230 V - 50 Hz (plugs: G)
Mobile phone / cellular frequencies (MHz):
900 MHz, 1800 MHz, 3G, 4G
Local Time: 08:28 PM (Tuesday)
Timezone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:19 am and 6:30 pm
Antipode Coordinates:
-14.100 and -141.433 (Lat./Lng.)
Closest place to antipode coordinates:
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Current travel safety evaluation for Ethiopia in Eastern Africa

Safety Score: 2,9 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning we advice caution when travelling to Ethiopia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ethiopia. Last Update: 2019-09-17 07:22:30

Discover Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar in Amhara with it's 168,899 citizens is a place in Ethiopia about 200 mi (or 322 km) north-west of Addis Ababa, the country's capital city.

Current time in Bahir Dar is now 08:28 PM (Tuesday). The local timezone is named Africa / Addis Ababa with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports near Bahir Dar. The closest airport in Ethiopia is Bahir Dar Airport in a distance of 5 mi (or 8 km), West. Besides the airports, there are other travel options available (check left side).

There are several Unesco world heritage sites nearby. The closest heritage site in Ethiopia is Fasil Ghebbi, Gondar Region in a distance of 70 mi (or 113 km), North. If you need a hotel, we compiled a list of available hotels close to the map centre further down the page.

While being here, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Mek'ele, Addis Ababa, Ad-Damazin, Gedaref and Mai-Mne. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info. Let's start with some photos from the area.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 22°C / 71 °F

Morning Temperature 22°C / 71 °F
Evening Temperature 18°C / 64 °F
Night Temperature 15°C / 59 °F
Chance of rainfall 21%
Air Humidity 72%
Air Pressure 1012.2 hPa
Wind Speed Light breeze with 3 km/h (2 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Overcast clouds, covering 100% of sky
General Conditions Heavy intensity rain

Wednesday, 18th of September 2019

22°C (71 °F)
14°C (57 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, overcast clouds.

Thursday, 19th of September 2019

23°C (73 °F)
14°C (57 °F)
Moderate rain, light breeze, clear sky.

Friday, 20th of September 2019

24°C (75 °F)
14°C (57 °F)
Moderate rain, calm, clear sky.

Hotels and Places to Stay


2,4 mi
Kebele,In front of new football Stadium 15
0000 Bahir Dar

Time Information

Checkout: 02:00 - Checkin: 10:00
Weekday: 0:00 - 24:00
Weekend: 0:00 - 24:00

Videos from this area

These are videos related to the place based on their proximity to this place.

FNM - From Yismaw to Supermaw

Published: January 15, 2015
Length: 34:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Forgotten No More Ethiopia

So, around 2 years ago, Yismaw received his double hip replacement surgeries through Forgotten No More. He has a rare aggressive arthritis...which is still attacking his body; however, he...

Ethiopia, Blue Nile Falls

Published: December 04, 2008
Length: 25:09 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Maarten Fransz

Ethiopia Blue Nile Falls just after the rain season september 1995.

Giullari Senza Frontiere Ethiopia 2010

Published: September 30, 2010
Length: 46:19 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: sedentarynomad1000

Giullari Senza Frontiere, an Italian organization of big-hearted and gifted circus performers, goes on expedition to Ethiopia in the winter of 2010. Their show, which they performed all over...

Nile Falls Ethiopia 2008

Published: November 15, 2008
Length: 48:30 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: taridoc

River Nile.

Blue Nile Falls, Ethiopia

Published: September 09, 2009
Length: 05:41 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Balazs Buzas

Blue Nile Falls (Tis Issat), near Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. -

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Attractions and noteworthy things

Distances are based on the centre of the city/town and sightseeing location. This list contains brief abstracts about monuments, holiday activities, national parcs, museums, organisations and more from the area as well as interesting facts about the region itself. Where available, you'll find the corresponding homepage. Otherwise the related wikipedia article.

Bahir Dar

Bahir Dar or Bahar Dar is a city in north-western Ethiopia. It is the capital of the Amhara Region. Administratively, Bahir Dar is a Special Zone, a designation in between a chartered city (astedader akabibi, a first-tier division, like a kilil) such as Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa, and cities like Debre Marqos and Dessie, which are organized as districts (woredas).

Located at 11.6, 37.3833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Amhara Region, Lake Tana, Zones of Ethiopia

Blue Nile Falls

The Blue Nile Falls is a waterfall on the Blue Nile river in Ethiopia. It is known as Tis Abay in Amharic, meaning "smoking water". It is situated on the upper course of the river, about 30 km downstream from the town of Bahir Dar and Lake Tana. The falls are considered one of Ethiopia's best known tourist attractions.

Located at 11.554, 37.4009 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Waterfalls of Ethiopia, Blue Nile, Visitor attractions in Ethiopia

Dera (woreda)

Dera is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Debub Gondar Zone, Dera is bordered on the south by the Abbay River which separates it from the Mirab Gojjam Zone, on the west by Lake Tana, on the north by Fogera, on the northeast by Misraq Este, and on the east by Mirab Este. Towns in Dera include Amba Same, Arb Gebeya, Hamusit, and Qorata.

Located at 11.75, 37.5 (Lat. / Lng.), about 13 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Amhara Region, Woredas of Ethiopia

Yilmana Densa

Yilmana Densa is one of the woredas in the Amhara Region of Ethiopia. Part of the Mirab Gojjam Zone, Yilmana Densa is bordered on the south by Kuarit, on the southwest by Sekela, on the west by Mecha, on the north by Bahir Dar Zuria, on the east by the Abay River which separates it from the Debub Gondar Zone, and on the southeast by the Misraq Gojjam Zone. The major town in Yilmana Densa is Adet.

Located at 11.5, 37.3333 (Lat. / Lng.), about 8 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Amhara Region, Woredas of Ethiopia

Bahir Dar University

Bahir Dar University is a university in the city of Bahir Dar, the capital of the Amhara National Regional State in Ethiopia. The University is a combination of two smaller institutes formed earlier, after the departments were gradually raised to a degree level starting from 1996.

Located at 11.5972, 37.3958 (Lat. / Lng.), about 0 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 2001, Universities and colleges in Ethiopia, 2001 establishments in Ethiopia

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 604

Ethiopian Airlines Flight 604 was a scheduled Bahir Dar Airport–Asmara International Airport flight, that caught fire during a belly landing at Bahir Dar Airport, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia, on 15 September 1988.

Located at 11.6047, 37.3197 (Lat. / Lng.), about 5 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Aviation accidents and incidents in 1988, Aviation accidents and incidents in Ethiopia, 1988 in Ethiopia, Accidents and incidents involving the Boeing 737, Ethiopian Airlines accidents and incidents

Popular in vicinity

These are some bigger and more relevant cities in the wider vivinity of Bahir Dar.

This place is known by different names. Here the ones we know:
Babardur Georgis, Bāherdār-Giyorgis, Bahar Dar Ghiorghis, Bahar Dar, Bahar, Bahrdar Giyorgis, Bahrdar Giyergio, Bahr Dar, Bahir Dar, ባሕር-ዳር, بحر دار, Μπαχρ-Νταρ, Baher Dar, בהר דר, BJR, ბაჰრ-დარი, 바히르다르, Bahyr Dar, Бахр-Дар, Бахир Дар, 巴赫達爾