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|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 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.
In May 2010, members of Hizbul Islam entered the city, causing many pirates to flee. It is still a base of maritime piracy and the latest ship, the 10500-ton Italian tanker Savina Caylyn was seized on February 8, 2011, arrived at the town on the 12th, and was released at the end of December 2011.
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