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Burdhubo is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia
Coordinates: 3°10′07″N 42°29′41″E / 3.16853°N 42.49469°E / 3.16853; 42.49469Coordinates: 3°10′07″N 42°29′41″E / 3.16853°N 42.49469°E / 3.16853; 42.49469
Country  Somalia
Region Gedo
District Burdhubo
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Burdhubo (Somali: Buurdhuubo) is a town in the southern Gedo region of Somalia. It is the center of the Burdhubo District.


Burdhubo sits on the Jubba River in the Jubba Valley, between the cities of Bardera and Luuq. Garbahaarreey, the Gedo region's capital, is situated just 60 km (37 mi) away from Burdhubo.

The town's inhabitants cultivate crops on farms along the banks of the river. Other residents lead a pastoral lifestyle, herding camels, cattle, goats and sheep. Since the early 1990s, Burdhubo has also seen new business activities and population growth.

In March 2014, Somali Armed Forces assisted by an Ethiopian battalion with AMISOM captured the town from Al-Shabaab.[1] The offensive was part of an intensified military operation by the allied forces to remove the insurgent group from the remaining areas in southern Somalia under its control.[2]

According to Prime Minister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed, the government subsequently launched stabilization efforts in the newly liberated areas, which also included Hudur, Rabdhure and Wajid. The Ministry of Defence was providing ongoing reassurance and security to the local residents, and supplying logistical and security support to deliver relief assistance. Additionally, the Ministry of Interior was prepared to support and put into place programs to assist local administration and security. A Deputy Minister and several religious scholars were also dispatched to all four towns to coordinate and supervise the federal government's stabilization initiatives.[3]


The broader Burdhubo District has a total population of 19,006 residents.[4]


  1. ^ "Somalia: PM speaks on military offensives against Al Shabaab". Garowe Online. 10 March 2014. Retrieved 10 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Somalia: Federal Govt, AMISOM troops clash with Al Shabaab". Garowe Online. 11 March 2014. Retrieved 11 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "SOMALIA: PM hosts meeting with International Community diplomats on stabilisation efforts". Raxanreeb. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014. 
  4. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)" (PDF). UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013.