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City and woreda
From top, left to right: View of Gondar; Mentewab's Castle; Chancellery of Yohannes I; Fasilides Bath; Enqualal Gemb; and Debre Berhan Selassie Church
Gondar is located in Ethiopia
Location within Ethiopia
Gondar is located in Horn of Africa
Location within the Horn of Africa
Gondar is located in Africa
Location within Africa
Coordinates: 12°36′27″N 37°27′33″E / 12.60750°N 37.45917°E / 12.60750; 37.45917Coordinates: 12°36′27″N 37°27′33″E / 12.60750°N 37.45917°E / 12.60750; 37.45917
CountryGondar Ethiopia
RegionGondar Amhara
ZoneNorth Gondar
Founded byFasilides
 • Total192.27 km2 (74.24 sq mi)
2,133 m (6,998 ft)
 • Total207,044
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Gondar, also spelled Gonder (Amharic: ጎንደር, Gonder[a] or Gondär;[b] formerly ጐንደር, Gʷandar or Gʷender), is a city and woreda in Ethiopia. Located in the North Gondar Zone of the Amhara Region, Gondar is north of Lake Tana on the Lesser Angereb River and southwest of the Simien Mountains. As of 2021, Gondar has an estimated population of 443,156.[2]

Gondar previously served as the capital of both the Ethiopian Empire and the subsequent Begemder Province. The city holds the remains of several royal castles, including those in the Fasil Ghebbi UNESCO World Heritage Site for which Gondar has been called the "Camelot of Africa".[3]

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  2. ^ a b "Population Projection Towns as of July 2021" (PDF). Ethiopian Statistics Agency. 2021. Retrieved 31 May 2022.
  3. ^ Gondar World Heritage Site

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Tewodros II

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Gondar funeral attack

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Taytu Betul

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Iyoas I

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Yeshimebet Ali

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Fryat Yemane

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