Debre Birhan
in Amhara, Ethiopia

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Location Summary
Decimal Coordinates (Latitude, Longitude):
12.617 and 37.483 (Lat./Lng.)
Coordinates by Time:
N 12° 37' 0" and E 37° 28' 59"
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: 07:28 PM (Thursday)
Timezone: Africa/Addis_Ababa
UTC/GMT offset: 3 hours
Sunrise and Sunset:
6:03 am and 6:54 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: 3,5 of 5.0 based on data from 9 authorites. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Ethiopia.

Travel warnings are updated daily. Source: Travel Warning Ethiopia. Last Update: 2023-06-08 08:19:11

Discover Debre Birhan

Debre Birhan in Amhara is a town in Ethiopia about 263 mi (or 423 km) north of Addis Ababa, the country's capital city.

Current time in Debre Birhan is now 07:28 PM (Thursday). The local timezone is named Africa / Addis Ababa with an UTC offset of 3 hours. We know of 8 airports near Debre Birhan. The closest airport in Ethiopia is Gonder Airport in a distance of 7 mi (or 12 km), South-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 1 mi (or 2 km), South-West.

When in this area, you might want to pay a visit to some of the following locations: Bahir Dar, Mek'ele, Mai-Mne, Barentu and Gedaref. To further explore this place, just scroll down and browse the available info.

Local weather forecast

Todays Local Weather Conditions & Forecast: 25°C / 77 °F

Morning Temperature 16°C / 60 °F
Evening Temperature 22°C / 72 °F
Night Temperature 19°C / 65 °F
Chance of rainfall 0%
Air Humidity 35%
Air Pressure 1013 hPa
Wind Speed Moderate breeze with 9 km/h (6 mph) from South-East
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 56% of sky
General Conditions Light rain

Friday, 9th of June 2023

24°C (76 °F)
17°C (63 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Saturday, 10th of June 2023

23°C (73 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Light rain, gentle breeze, broken clouds.

Sunday, 11th of June 2023

22°C (72 °F)
16°C (60 °F)
Moderate rain, gentle breeze, overcast clouds.

Videos from this area

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

BTT Torcatense em Gondar

Published: May 07, 2013
Length: 05:23 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Bruno Magalhães

BTT Torcatense Liberty Seguros Qüer Campeonato Regional do Minho XCO 13º BTT Gondar Jovem / C.N.E. - Taça Manuel Abreu Filmado: Rollei 5S 1080P Música: Projeto Partilha - Escolhas. Gondar

Published: November 14, 2014
Length: 48:57 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: ToursTV Com

Gondar is famous for its well-preserved medieval castles, Christian churches, and also for handicrafts. Ethiopia (貢德爾, ゴンダール, Gondar).


Published: May 19, 2014
Length: 01:17 min
Rating: 5 of 5

A bord du BAJAJ bleu (made-in-India), j'écume Gondar (Ethiopie) et sa périphérie ...

Fahrt ins Simien Gebirge

Published: May 13, 2014
Length: 12:36 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Lars Freudenthal Eindrücke während unserer Fahrt vom Tana-See in das Simiengebirge nach Debark. Aufnahmen vom Geierfelsen bei Addis Zemen, der Kirche Debre Berhan ...

Across The River trailer Ethiopia HIV

Published: September 11, 2009
Length: 51:36 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Duki Dror

For DVD: In January 1996, the tense relationship between the Israeli establishment and the newly arrived ...

Landing at Gondor Airport coming from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Published: March 05, 2013
Length: 30:40 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: João Leitão

Landing at Gondor Airport coming from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Tour of Fasilides Castle | Part 3 [Gonder, Ethiopia] #FasilCastle

Published: December 27, 2018
Length: 27:09 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Habesha Finance

In this video we begin to explore and enter the beautiful castle and our tour guide shows us something special, King David's star. ▻ SUBSCRIBE: ...

Tour of Fasilides Castle | Part 1 [Gonder, Ethiopia] #FasilCastle

Published: December 25, 2018
Length: 06:12 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Habesha Finance

"Fasilides Castle is a stunning tourist destination in Ethiopia. It is an old castle built in 17th century for the Ethiopian emperor Fasilides Alam Sagad.

Tour of Fasilides Castle | Part 4 [Gonder, Ethiopia] #FasilCastle

Published: January 04, 2019
Length: 04:07 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: Habesha Finance

"Fasilides Castle is a stunning tourist destination in Ethiopia. It is an old castle built in 17th century for the Ethiopian emperor Fasilides Alam Sagad.

아프리카 에티오피아 여행! 곤다르 Gondar in Ethiopia / Timket Celebration 2018

Published: January 02, 2019
Length: 04:01 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: 투아프리카2AFRICA

에티오피아 여행이 끝나갑니다. 마지막 유적지인 곤다르에서 16~17세기 건축물을 보았어요. 황제들이 살았을법한 모습을 상상하며 구경하니 더...

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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.


Gondar or Gonder is a city and separate woreda in Ethiopia, which was once the old imperial capital and capital of the historic Begemder Province. As a result, the old province of Begemder is sometimes referred to as Gondar. Located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, Gondar is north of Tana Lake on the Lesser Angereb River and southwest of the Simien Mountains.

Located at 12.6, 37.4667 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Gondar, Populated places in the Amhara Region, Former national capitals, Populated places established in the 1630s, Woredas of Ethiopia


Wolleka is a village in Ethiopia, near Gondar, with a latitude and longitude of {{#invoke:Coordinates|coord}}{{#coordinates:12|38|N|37|29|E||| | |name= }}. The village is located in the Semien Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region. Wolleka is the main centre of the Beta Israel - Ethiopian Jews. Although its population has declined, it is still known for its synagogue and for pottery.

Located at 12.6333, 37.4833 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Populated places in the Amhara Region

Fasil Ghebbi

Fasil Ghebbi is a fortress-enclosure located in Gondar, Ethiopia. It served as the home of Ethiopia's emperors in the 17th and 18th centuries. Its unique architecture shows diverse influences including Nubian, Arab, and Baroque styles. The site was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1979.

Located at 12.6081, 37.4697 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
World Heritage Sites in Ethiopia, Buildings and structures in Gondar

University of Gondar

The University of Gondar, until 2003 known as the Gondar College of Medical Sciences, is the oldest medical school in Ethiopia. Established as the Public Health College in 1954, it is located in Gondar, the former capital of Ethiopia. As of 2010, the university offers about 42 undergraduate and 17 postgraduate programs.

Located at 12.6147, 37.4522 (Lat. / Lng.), about 2 miles away.
Wikipedia Article, Homepage
Educational institutions established in 1954, Health in Ethiopia, Universities and colleges in Ethiopia, Gondar, 1954 establishments in Ethiopia

Lesser Angereb

The Lesser Angereb is a river of northern Ethiopia. According to G.W.B. Huntingford, it rises north of Gondar, and flows south east of that city to join the Magech River, which empties into Lake Tana.

Located at 12.5817, 37.4653 (Lat. / Lng.), about 3 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Lake Tana, Rivers of Ethiopia

Dawit's Hall

Dawit's Hall is one of the principal structures that stood in the Fasil Ghebbi, or the Royal Enclosure, which contains the Imperial palaces of Ethiopia in Gondar. It is located in the northern part of the Royal Enclosure adjacent to the building attributed to Bakaffa and the church of Asasame Qeddus Mikael.

Located at 12.6089, 37.47 (Lat. / Lng.), about 1 miles away.
Wikipedia Article
Buildings and structures in Gondar, Palaces in Ethiopia

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