The Harari people's state
The Harari people’s state with its capital Harar is located in the eastern wall of the Great Rift Valley looking over the vast Danakil desert to the north, the cattle rich savannas to the south.
The origin of the walled city of Harar dates before the thirteenth century. Harar’s strategic location made it an important centre of Islamic culture and commerce. With its 99 mosques, Harar is considered to be the fourth most holy city of Islam.