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Street in Burtinle.
Street in Burtinle.
Burtinle is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 7°48′N 48°00′E / 7.800°N 48.000°E / 7.800; 48.000Coordinates: 7°48′N 48°00′E / 7.800°N 48.000°E / 7.800; 48.000


Region Nugal
District Burtinle
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Burtinle (Somali: Burtiinle), also known as Bur Tinle, is a small town in the Nugal province of the autonomous Puntland region in northeastern Somalia.


Burtinle is the center of the Burtinle District. It lies between Galkayo and Garoowe, close to the border with Ethiopia.

Originally sparsely inhabited, it is one of the faster-growing settlements in the province.


Burtinle has a population of around 9,000 inhabitants. The broader Burtinle District has a total population of 34,674 residents.[1] is primarily inhabited by Somalis from the Awartable Darood clan. Also, a large number Omar Mohamu, a Majeerteen clan Somali ethnic group.


Burtinle has a number of academic institutions. According to the Puntland Ministry of Education, there are 16 primary schools in the Burtinle District. Among these are Hormud, Imamu Shafici, Magacley and Meraysane.[2] Secondary schools in the area include Burtinle High.[3]


In March 2015, the Ministry of Labour, Youth and Sports in conjunction with the European Union and World Vision launched the Nugal Empowerment for Better Livelihood Project in the Burtinle, Garowe, Dangorayo, Eyl and Godobjiran districts of Puntland. The three-year initiative is valued at $3 million EUR, and is part of the New Deal Compact for Somalia. It aims buttress the regional economic sector through business support, training and non-formal education programs, community awareness workshops, and mentoring and networking drives.[4]

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  1. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)" (PDF). UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  2. ^ "Puntland - Primary schools". Ministry of Education of Puntland. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  3. ^ "Puntland - Secondary schools". Ministry of Education of Puntland. Retrieved 26 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "EU and World Vision Support Livelihoods in Puntland". Goobjoog. 17 March 2015. Retrieved 18 March 2015. 

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