Bay, Somalia

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Bay

Bai
Bay
Nickname(s): 
Baay
Location in Somalia.
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 3°4′28″N 43°50′7″E / 3.07444°N 43.83528°E / 3.07444; 43.83528Coordinates: 3°4′28″N 43°50′7″E / 3.07444°N 43.83528°E / 3.07444; 43.83528
Country Somalia
Regional StateSouth West State of Somalia
CapitalBaidoa
Government
 • GovernorAli Wardere Doyow[1]
Population
 • Total1,467,345
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
HDI (2019)0.287[2]
low · 14th
Websitewww.dooyow.blogspot.com

Bay (Somali: Baay, Arabic: باي‎, Italian: Bai) is an administrative region (gobol) in southern Somalia.[3]

Overview[edit]

It is bordered by the Somali regions of Bakool, Hiran, Lower Shebelle (Shabeellaha Hoose), Middle Juba (Jubbada Dhexe), and Gedo.

Baidoa used to be the capital of the old Upper Juba region, which today also includes Gedo and Bakool, as well as most parts of the Middle Juba region. Present regions were created in the 1970s by the then ruling military regime. Bay's current capital is Baidoa.

Despite the name Bay, it is landlocked and nowhere near the Indian Ocean shores.

Districts[edit]

The Bay region consists of four districts:[4]

Major towns[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "News in Brief, 21st March 2014" (PDF). Embassy of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 July 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 13 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Bay Region" (PDF). Retrieved 11 January 2014.

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