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The Dhahar countryside.
The Dhahar countryside.
Dhahar is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 9°44′57″N 48°49′19″E / 9.74917°N 48.82194°E / 9.74917; 48.82194Coordinates: 9°44′57″N 48°49′19″E / 9.74917°N 48.82194°E / 9.74917; 48.82194


Region Sanaag
District Dhahar
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Dhahar is a town in the northern Sanaag region of Somalia.


Dhahar is the center of the Dhahar District.

In June 2014, the Puntland government launched a new tree-planting campaign in the state, with the regional Ministry of Environment, Wildlife and Tourism slated to plant 25,000 trees by the end of the year. Dhahar is among the seven cities and towns earmarked for the reforestation initiative, which also include Garowe, Bosaso, Qardho, Buuhoodle, Baran and Galkayo. The campaign is part of a broader partnership between the Puntland authorities and EU to set up various environmental protection measures in the region, with the aim of promoting reforestation and afforestation.[1]


The settlement has a number of academic institutions. According to the Puntland Ministry of Education, there are 5 primary schools in the Dhahar District. Among these are Mubarak Primary, Al-Raxma, Buraan and Al-Khayr.[2] Secondary schools in the area include Mubarak Secondary.[3]


  1. ^ "Somalia: World Environment Day celebrated in Puntland, Govt calls for tree plantation". Garowe Online. 5 June 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Puntland - Primary schools". Ministry of Education of Puntland. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Puntland - Secondary schools". Ministry of Education of Puntland. Retrieved 26 May 2013.