|Alternate Names||[Amharic: ድሬ ዳዋ]; [Oromo: Dirre Dhawaa]; [Somali: Diri Dhaba]|
|Established|| April 16, 2004|
|Disbanded|| Still Active |
|Last Modified||Bojicat September 21, 2019 01:59pm|
One of two chartered cities (defined as cities administered under their own charters rather than by federal law) or 'astedader akabibi'. |
The designation was made to give its residents some free-market leeway in its effort to revitalize the city into a industrial, financial center.
Adoption of the chartered city system has spread to become a world-wide phenomenon, particularly in developing countries.
The City area includes suburbs and environs beyond.
Dire Dawa means 'Revitalized Place'.