Facts and Data

Official Unesco Page

Basis Data:
Unesco World heritage since: 2006
Size of heritage: 48 ha

Longitude: 42,138°
Latitude: 9,309°


The fortified historic town of Harar is located in the eastern part of the country on a plateau with deep gorges surrounded by deserts and savannah. The walls surrounding this sacred Muslim city were built between the 13th and 16th centuries. Harar Jugol, said to be the fourth holiest city of Islam, numbers 82 mosques, three of which date from the 10th century, and 102 shrines, but the townhouses with their exceptional interior design constitute the most spectacular part of Harar's cultural heritage. The impact of African and Islamic traditions on the development of the town's building types and urban layout make for its particular character and uniqueness.

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Videos from the area

Feeding hyenas in Ethiopia - Lonely Planet travel video

Published: December 13, 2010
Length: 16:09 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Lonely Planet

Lonely Planet travel writer Katharina Kane visits the desert outside the ancient city of Harar to see a man who has become famous for feeding hyenas by hand. Visit http://www.lonelyplanet.com/ethio...

Hyena and Dogs in Harar.wmv

Published: March 30, 2010
Length: 35:03 min
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: hararhyenas

Here's a hyena at Police Meda in Harar, Ethiopia.

Hyena's man

Published: March 02, 2008
Length: 33:39 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: ovuigner

Hyena's man in Harar, Ethiopia.

Mr. Mola Melese elevator pitch

Published: June 22, 2012
Length: 48:02 min
Rating: 5 of 5
Author: Claudio Acevedo Castillo

Mr. Mola Melese talks about his Ground Nut Trade Company in Harar and his expansion plans.

The hand that feeds

Published: November 13, 2013
Length: 56:19 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: UNL Photojournalism

By Kaylee Everly.

Wild Beasts Encounter - Feeding Hyenas in Ethiopia

Published: February 01, 2015
Length: 41:46 min
Rating: 0 of 5
Author: João Leitão

Read more at: http://www.joaoleitao.com/wildlife/feeding-hyenas-ethiopia/ Clank! That was the sound of Africa's second strongest bite in close contact with my ear. For a quick moment, it actually...

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