El Buur

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El Buur
Town
El Buur is located in Somalia
El Buur
El Buur
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 4°41′N 46°37′E / 4.683°N 46.617°E / 4.683; 46.617Coordinates: 4°41′N 46°37′E / 4.683°N 46.617°E / 4.683; 46.617
Country  Somalia
Region Galgaduud
District El Buur
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

El Buur (Somali: Ceelbuur, Italian: El Bur), alternatively Eilbur, is a town in central Somalia. It was formerly the capital of the Galgaduud region.

Overview[edit]

El Buur is an old town, having been inhabited since at least the 16th century. It once served as a local commercial hub.

The area is particularly noted as a center for quarrying. Here, the meerschaum (sepiolite) used to make the Somali people's trademark dabqaad incense burner is mined.[1] El Buur is also the place of origin of the local pipe-making industry.[1]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Abdullahi, pp.98-99

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