Tomb of Sheikh Darod, the founding father of the Darod clan, in Haylan.
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An old settlement, Haylan is the site of numerous ancient ruins and buildings, many of obscure origins. Northern Somalia in general is home to numerous such archaeological sites. However, many of these old structures have yet to be properly explored, a process which would help shed further light on local history and facilitate their preservation for posterity.
In 2006, the autonomous Puntland region in northeastern Somalia established a new province named after the town, of which the capital is Dhahar. It borders Bari to the east, Karkaar to the south, and Sanaag to the west.
The Haylan province has four districts:
Ancient cairns and other structures in Haylan, Sanaag, Somalia:
- Michael Hodd, East African Handbook, (Trade & Travel Publications: 1994), p.640.
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