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Hafun is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 10°25′00″N 51°16′00″E / 10.41667°N 51.26667°E / 10.41667; 51.26667Coordinates: 10°25′00″N 51°16′00″E / 10.41667°N 51.26667°E / 10.41667; 51.26667
Country  Somalia
Region Bari
District Hafun
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Hafun (Somali: Xafuun; Arabic: جاريبان‎) is a town in the northeastern Bari region of Somalia. Situated in Ras Hafun, it is the center of the Hafun District.


As of 2000, Hafun had a population of around 13,200 inhabitants.[1]


Hafun has a number of academic institutions. According to the Puntland Ministry of Education, there are 8 primary schools in the Hafun District. Among these are Hurdiya, Laamiye, Gardush and Xandha.[2]


In 2012, the Puntland Highway Authority (PHA) announced a project to connect Hafun and other littoral towns in Puntland to the main regional highway.[3] The 750 km thoroughfare links major cities in the northern part of Somalia, such as Bosaso, Galkayo and Garowe, with towns in the south.[4]


  1. ^ "Somalia City & Town Population". Tageo. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ "Puntland - Primary schools". Ministry of Education of Puntland. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Puntland to upgrade Bosaso-Garowe highway". Sabahi. 28 June 2012. Retrieved 6 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "H.E. Abdirahman Mohamed Mohamud (Farole)". Waayaha.net. Retrieved 6 December 2013.