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Mareeg is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 3°46′0″N 47°18′0″E / 3.76667°N 47.30000°E / 3.76667; 47.30000
Country  Somalia
Region Galguduud
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Mareeg (also known as Mareeg, Mareg, Meregh and Märēg) is a locality in central Somalia. It sits at a latitude of 3.7666667° and a longitude of 47.3°.[1]


Along with Hobyo and Bosaso, Mareeg, developed as a coastal outpost of various Sultanates established by Somali pastoralists between the 15th and 19th centuries. The town was founded in the 16th century, during the period marked by the local ascendancy of the Ajuran Empire.[2]

According to the catalogo of the Museo della Garesa, coins from an early historical epoch were also recovered in the city.[3]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ Mareeg, Galguduud, Somalia
  2. ^ Lee V. Cassanelli, The shaping of Somali society: reconstructing the history of a pastoral people, 1600-1900, (University of Pennsylvania Press: 1982), p.75.
  3. ^ Chittick, Neville (1975). An Archaeological Reconnaissance of the Horn: The British-Somali Expedition. pp. 117–133. 

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Coordinates: 3°46′N 47°18′E / 3.767°N 47.300°E / 3.767; 47.300