Iskushuban

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Iskushuban
Town
Iskushuban1.jpg
Iskushuban is located in Somalia
Iskushuban
Iskushuban
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 10°17′0″N 50°14′0″E / 10.28333°N 50.23333°E / 10.28333; 50.23333Coordinates: 10°17′0″N 50°14′0″E / 10.28333°N 50.23333°E / 10.28333; 50.23333
Country

 Somalia

Region Bari
District Iskushuban
Population
 • Total 7,000
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Iskushuban (Somali: Iskushubaan) is a small town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia. An historical settlement, it is situated in the autonomous Puntland state.

Overview[edit]

Iskushuban is the center of the Iskushuban District. It lies 80 km east of Qardho and 150 km south of Bosaso, the commercial capital of the Puntland region.

In the Arie valley, mid-way between the town and Qardho, once lay a sizable city that had considerable structures with thick walls.[1]

Iskushuban is renowned for its seasonal waterfalls, which are the second largest in the country after those at Lamadaya in the northern Sanaag region.

Demographics[edit]

Iskushuban has a population of around 7,000 inhabitants.[2] The broader Iskushuban District has a total population of 45,027 residents.[3]

Education[edit]

Iskushuban has a number of academic institutions. According to the Puntland Ministry of Education, there are 8 primary schools in the Iskushuban District. Among these are Timirshe, Meeladeen, Gargoore and Iskushuban Primary.[4]

Sites[edit]

Sites in Iskushuban:

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Hodd, Michael (1994). East African Handbook. Trade & Travel Publications. p. 640. ISBN 0844289833. 
  2. ^ "Somalia City & Town Population". Tageo. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)". UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Puntland - Primary schools". Ministry of Education of Puntland. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 

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