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Unesco World heritage since: 2006
Size of heritage: 48 ha
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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Medium airport - 29 mi (47 km) Boorama Airport
Small airport - 82 mi (132 km) Ali-Sabieh Airport
Small airport - 133 mi (215 km) Egal International Airport
Medium airport - 134 mi (216 km) Djibouti-Ambouli Airport
Medium airport - 170 mi (273 km) Ghinnir Airport
Small airport - 178 mi (287 km) Tadjoura Airport
Small airport - 179 mi (288 km) Moucha Airport
Small airport - 181 mi (292 km)
Bigger and popular cities in the wider vicinity are these:
- 'Ali Sabieh
- Addis Ababa
- Al Burayqah
- Al Ma`alla'
- Al Nashmah
- Al `Ayn
- Ash Shatt
- Ash Shuqayrah
- At Tawahi
- At Turbah
- Dire Dawa
- Tawr al Bahah
These are some smaller cities that might be interesting. They are all rather close.