|Districts of Somalia||District of Mudug|
|Time zone||East Africa Time (UTC+3)|
Harardhere is a town in the Mudug province of central Somalia, also spelled "Harardheere" and "Xarardhere" or "Xarard-heere". It is the capital of Harardhere District. It has become notorious in recent times as a base for piracy in Somalia. A pirate cooperative exchange opened here in 2009 to finance pirate activities.
Along with Hobyo and Mareeg, Harardhere developed as a coastal outpost of various Sultanates established by Somali nomadic pastoralists between the 15th and 19th centuries.
For centuries, Harardhere has been a major commercial centre, linked by the trade routes with the rest of Somalia. Harardhere is a busy transportation center. The city is situated along the road that connects Mogadishu with Gaalkacyo, Hobyo, Eyl, and Garowe. A large number of trucks use this same route to travel to and from the seaports of Mogadishu and Bosaso.
Hobyo 110km (70 miles) from Haradhere share close historical and cultural ties.
Haradhere's population mostly belongs to the Somali ethnic group, with the Habargidir clan especially well represented.
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