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Full nameMek'ele
Official nameMek'ele
Native nameመቀሌ
Elevation6837.3 ft (2084 m)
Total Population201528 (2008)
Other information
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)
Area code34

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Mek'ele (Tigrinya: መቐለ, Amharic: መቀሌ), also transliterated as Makale, is a city in northern Ethiopia and the capital of the Tigray Region. It is located some 650 kilometers north of the capital, Addis Ababa, at latitude and longitude with an elevation of 2084 meters above sea level. Administratively, Mek'ele is considered a Special Zone, which is divided into two woredas; this places Mek'ele midway between Addis Ababa and Dire Dawa which are organized as chartered cities (astedader akabibi, equivalent to a kilil), and cities like Axum and Adigrat, which are organized as woredas.

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