Overview of Bargal.
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A coastal town, Bargal faces the Guardafui Channel in the Indian Ocean. It lies 26 nautical miles (30 miles) north of Gumbah, 11 nautical miles (13 miles) north of Ras Binnah, 30 nautical miles (35 miles) south of Tohen, and 35 nautical miles (40 miles) south of Cape Guardafui and the entrance to the Gulf of Aden.
In 2012, the Puntland Highway Authority (PHA) announced a project to connect Bargal and other littoral towns in Puntland to the main regional highway. The 750 km thoroughfare links major cities in the northern part of Somalia, such as Bosaso, Galkayo and Garowe, with towns in the south.
As of 2000, Bargaal had a population of around 8,200 inhabitants.
Bargal has a number of academic institutions. According to the Puntland Ministry of Education, there are 3 primary schools, one secondary school and also Institute in the Bargal District. These include Wadikhayr, Taageer and Bargaal Primary.
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