The State's population is engaged predominantly in farming, civil service and commerce. Sorghum, maize, chat, coffee, orange, mango are among major agricultural products.
An exotic variety of goods is offered for sale, and colourful cloths and jewellery worn by the people create a wild array of colour. The Harari people excel in artisan crafts, such as weaving silver and cooper filigree, tanning, cutlery and blade production and sandal making.
Harari is one of the most popular historical towns in the Eastern part of Ethiopia. The State has no administrative zones or woredas. The total number of kebeles of the city are 19, while the rural part of the State has 17 farmers associations.
The origin of the walled city of Harar dates before the thirteenth century, the houses of the old city are constructed of stone and plaster, with flat roofs, Harar's strategic location made it an important centreof Islamic culture and commerce.With its 99 mosques. Harar is considered to be the fourth mostholy city of Islam.
The setting of medieval walls tightly embracing the ancient city,its rich and exciting market-place, its towering and majestic mountains, and its bracing cool air make Harar an exciting place to visit. The Rimbaud house, named after the renowned French poet, Arthur Rimbaud is also found in the vicinity of the walled city.
The only earliest ethiopian muslim culutural view and it was one of choosen market places by rich merchants. Still harari is familiar with jewellery and cultural clothes.