Lower Juba

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Lower Juba
Jubbada Hoose
Overview of Kismayo.
Overview of Kismayo.
Location in Somalia.
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 0°26′N 41°36′E / 0.433°N 41.600°E / 0.433; 41.600Coordinates: 0°26′N 41°36′E / 0.433°N 41.600°E / 0.433; 41.600


Capital Kismayo
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Lower Juba (Somali: Jubbada Hoose, Arabic: جوبا السفلى‎) is an administrative region (gobol) in southern Somalia.[1] With its capital at Kismayo, it lies in the autonomous Jubaland region.

Lower Juba is bordered by Kenya, the Somali regions of Gedo, Middle Juba (Jubbada Dhexe), and the Indian Ocean. The region is named after the Jubba River that passes through it and empties into the Indian Ocean at Goobweyn.


The Lower Juba region consists of four districts:[2]

The Bajuni Islands are also within the region.

Major towns[edit]


  1. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Districts of Somalia". Statoids. Retrieved 6 December 2013.