Outline of Puntland

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Location of Puntland.

Puntland (Somali: Buntlaand, Arabic: أرض البنط‎), officially the Puntland State of Somalia (Somali: Maamul Goboleedka Buntlaand ee Soomaaliya), is a region in northeastern Somalia, centered on Garowe in the Nugaal province. Its leaders declared the territory an autonomous state in 1998.

Puntland is bordered by Somaliland to its west, the Gulf of Aden in the north, the Indian Ocean in the southeast, the central Galmudug region of Somalia in the south, and Ethiopia in the southwest.

A third of Somalia's population lives in the territory,[1][2] which contains about a third of the nation's geographical area.[3] Unlike neighbouring Somaliland, Puntland, as with all other regions in the country, does not seek outright independence from Somalia.[4]

The name "Puntland" is derived from the Land of Punt mentioned by ancient Egyptian sources. However, the exact location of the fabled territory is still a mystery. Many studies suggest that the Land of Punt was located in Somalia,[5][6] whereas others propose that it was situated elsewhere.[7]

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Puntland:

General reference[edit]

Geography of Puntland[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Puntland within Somalia.
Main article: Geography of Puntland

Environment of Puntland[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Puntland within Somalia.

Natural geographic features of Puntland[edit]

  • Glaciers of Puntland: None[9]

Regions of Puntland[edit]

Administrative divisions of Puntland[edit]

Administrative regions of Puntland[edit]
Map of the regions claimed by Puntland
Districts of Puntland[edit]

Districts, by administrative region:

Cities in Puntland[edit]

Government and politics of Puntland[edit]

Main article: Politics of Puntland

Branches of the government of Puntland[edit]

Executive branch of the government of Puntland[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Puntland[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Puntland[edit]

Foreign relations of Puntland[edit]

International organization membership[edit]

  • None (regional administration)

Law and order in Puntland[edit]

Military of Puntland[edit]

History of Puntland[edit]

Culture of Puntland[edit]

Economy and infrastructure of Puntland[edit]

Main article: Economy of Puntland

Education in Puntland[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Society for International Development Forum
  2. ^ Puntland Information Minister assassinatedPress TV
  3. ^ a b Puntland Facts & Figures 2003
  4. ^ Range Resources - Puntland
  5. ^ Dan Richardson, Egypt, (Rough Guides: 2003), p.404
  6. ^ Ian McMahan, Secrets of the Pharaohs, (HarperCollins: 1998), p.92
  7. ^ David B. O'Connor, Stephen Quirke, Quir O'Connor, Mysterious lands, (UCL Press: 2003), p.64
  8. ^ "Kamaal Group -- Country", 2012, webpage: KamGroup.
  9. ^ [iahs.info/redbooks/a126/iahs_126_0197.pdf Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978: IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.]

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Somalia