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The Dhahar countryside.
The Dhahar countryside.
Country Somalia
Administrative divisions of SomalilandSanaag
 • Total12,890
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Dhahar is a town in the eastern Sanaag region of Somaliland.[1]


Dhahar is the center of the Badhan District.Dhahar was briefly a part of the Maakhir administration in the late 2000s which mainly covered Badhan District area's, until it was officially incorporated into the Puntland authority in 2009.[2]


The settlement has a number of academic institutions. According to the Puntland Ministry of Education, there are 5 primary schools in the Dhahar District. Among these are Mubarak Primary, Al-Raxma, Buraan and Al-Khayr.[3] Secondary schools in the area include Mubarak Secondary.[4]


  1. ^ "Somaliland". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  2. ^ "Somaliland Takes over the Control of Badhan in Eastern Sanaag". 28 June 2013.
  3. ^ "somaliland - Primary schools". Ministry of Education of somaliland. Retrieved 26 May 2013.
  4. ^ "Puntland - Secondary schools". Retrieved 26 May 2013.