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Location in Somalia.
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 4°20′47″N 43°32′59″E / 4.34639°N 43.54972°E / 4.34639; 43.54972Coordinates: 4°20′47″N 43°32′59″E / 4.34639°N 43.54972°E / 4.34639; 43.54972
Country  Somalia
Capital Xuddur
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bakool (Somali: Bakool, Arabic: باكول‎) is a region (gobol) in southwestern Somalia.[1]


It is bordered by the Ogaden and the Somalian regions of Hiiraan, Bay and Gedo.

Bakool, like Gedo and Bay, as well as most parts of the Jubbada Dhexe (Middle Juba) region, used to be a part of the old Upper Region, which was subdivided in the mid-1980s. It has its capital at Xuddur.


The Bakool region consists of five districts:[2]

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  1. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Bakool Region". Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

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