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Bayla is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 9°29′00″N 50°49′00″E / 9.48333°N 50.81667°E / 9.48333; 50.81667Coordinates: 9°29′00″N 50°49′00″E / 9.48333°N 50.81667°E / 9.48333; 50.81667
Country  Somalia
Region Bari
District Bayla
 • Total 16,700
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bayla (Somali: Bandar Beyla) is a town in the northeastern Bari region of Somalia. It is the capital of the Bayla District.


Bayla is a coastal community, noted for its various beden, or ancient design sewn boats constructed without nails.[1]

The town sustained heavy damage from the tsunami that followed the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake.[2]


Bayla has a population of around 16,700 inhabitants.[3] The broader Bayla District has a total population of 14,376 residents.[4] Bayla is primarily inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, with the Majeerteen and Leelkase Darod well-represented.


Bayla has a number of academic institutions. According to the Puntland Ministry of Education, there are 13 primary schools in the Bayla District. Among these are Rasul-Macbar, Kulule, Caris and Qoton.[5]


  1. ^ Chittick, Neville (1975). An Archaeological Reconnaissance in the Horn: The British-Somali Expedition, 1975. p. 127. 
  2. ^ "Somalia: Extent of Affected Areas due to Tsunami" (PDF). World Health Organization. January 18, 2005. Retrieved February 12, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Somalia City & Town Population". Tageo. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  4. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)". UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  5. ^ "Puntland - Primary schools". Ministry of Education of Puntland. Retrieved 26 May 2013.