Himan and Heeb

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Himan and Heeb State
Ximan iyo Xeeb
Flag Coat of arms
Anthem: Qolobaa Calankeed
and largest city
Official languages Somali
Autonomy Part of Federated Somalia
 -  Declared 2008 
 -  Recognition Not recognized 
Currency Somali shilling (SOS)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
 -  Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Calling code 252 (Somalia)
Internet TLD .so

Himan and Heeb (Somali: Ximan iyo Xeeb) is an autonomous region in the Federal Republic of Somalia. Formed in 2008, its capital is the central town of Adado (Cadaado).

In June 2013, Abdullahi Ali Mohammed ('Barleh') was elected President of the Himan and Heeb administration.[1][2]

In January 2014, Barleh announced that his administration had temporarily severed ties with the federal government on the grounds that the central authorities had not done enough to serve the interests of the region's residents. However, he indicated that his administration was prepared to engage in discussions with the federal government in the name of national unity provided that the central authorities addressed the requirements of his constituents.[3]

On 29 January 2014, delegations from Himan and Heeb and the Galmudug administration met in Galkayo for the first phase of a series of discussions regarding the possible unification of the two territories. The potential merger would consist of all of the administrations in central Somalia, including the part of Galguduud administered by the moderate Ahlu Sunna Waljama'a Sufi group. The initiative is intended to meet the national constitution's stipulation that "two or more regions can join to form a federal state," and thereby qualify the unified territory for full Federal Member State status under the Federal Government.[4]


  1. ^ See: EDITORIAL: ELECTION IN HIMAN AND HEEB, A SIGN OF HOPE FOR ALL SOMALIA, Qalin News, 18 June 2013. Accessed on 24 Jan. 2014.
  2. ^ See: Himan and Heeb parliament elects new president, Sabahi Online, 13 June 2013. Accessed on 24 Jan. 2014.
  3. ^ See: Himan and Heeb administration severs relationship with federal government, Amisom Daily Media Monitoring, 24 January 2014. Accessed on 24 jan. 2014.
  4. ^ AMISOM (29 January 2014). "Galmudug, Himan and Heeb regional administrations on unity course". RBC. Retrieved 30 January 2014.