Jamame

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Jamame
Town
The Juba River downstream from Jamame.
The Juba River downstream from Jamame.
Jamame is located in Somalia
Jamame
Jamame
Location in Somalia
Coordinates: 00°04′N 042°45′E / 0.067°N 42.750°E / 0.067; 42.750Coordinates: 00°04′N 042°45′E / 0.067°N 42.750°E / 0.067; 42.750
Country  Somalia
Region Lower Juba
District Jamame
Population
 • Total 224,700
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Jamame (Somali: Jamaame, Arabic: جمامة‎), also spelled Giamame, is a town in the southern Lower Juba (Jubbada Hoose) region of Somalia.

Overview[edit]

Jamame is situated between the Indian Ocean in the east, the agricultural land along the Jubba River in the west, and the port city of Kismayo in the south.

It is the center of the Jamame District.

Demographics[edit]

Jamame has a population of around 224,700 inhabitants.[1]

The town is inhabited by various Somali clans, with the Biyomaal Dir and the Sheekhaal well-represented. There are also residents from the Bantu ethnic minority group, who live and work as farmers along the Jubba river.[2]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Haji Farah Ali Omar - Minister of Economic Affairs in Somalia's post-independence civilian government

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Somalia City & Town Population". Tageo. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  2. ^ David D. Laitin, Said S. Samatar, Somalia: Nation in Search of a State, (Westview Press: 1987), p. 27.