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Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar
The city center of Bahir Dar
The city center of Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar is located in Ethiopia
Bahir Dar
Bahir Dar
Location in Ethiopia
Country Ethiopia
Region Amhara
Woreda Bahir Dar
 • Total 28 km2 (11 sq mi)
1,840 m (6,040 ft)
 • Total 218,429
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s) (+251) 58

Bahir Dar or Bahar Dar (Amharic: ባሕር ዳር) is a city in northwestern Ethiopia. It is the capital of the Amhara Region. It has 218,429 people (2012). The nearby Lake Tana and Blue Nile rivers feature a variety of attractions and is a popular tourist attraction in Ethiopia. The city was awarded the UNESCO Cities for Peace Prize for addressing the challenges of rapid urbanization in 2002.

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