Balho

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Balho
بالهو
Town
Balho بالهو is located in Djibouti
Balho بالهو
Balho
بالهو
Location in Djibouti
Coordinates: 12°03′N 42°12′E / 12.050°N 42.200°E / 12.050; 42.200
CountryFlag of Djibouti.svg Djibouti
RegionTadjoura

Balho (Arabic: بالهو‎) is a town located in the Tadjourah region of Djibouti. It is situated on the N11 highway. It is situated about 32 kilometres (20 miles) west of Dorra and 6 km (4 mi) east of the border with Ethiopia.

History[edit]

In Balho were rock paintings found. These were in 1974 in the former French territory of Afars and Issas used as a stamp motifs. 1991 joined in Balho three Afar opposition groups to Front for the Restoration of Unity and Democracy (FRUD) together, in the Djiboutian Civil War fought against the government. In 1993 the army Balho, Dorra and Randa recapture and FRUD relegate to the north.

Climate[edit]

Climate data for Balho
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average precipitation mm (inches) 2
(0.1)
5
(0.2)
2
(0.1)
11
(0.4)
8
(0.3)
3
(0.1)
28
(1.1)
44
(1.7)
32
(1.3)
9
(0.4)
0
(0)
1
(0.0)
145
(5.7)
Source: The Weather Channel

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Coordinates: 12°03′N 42°12′E / 12.050°N 42.200°E / 12.050; 42.200