Regions of Somaliland

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The following is a list of regions of Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally considered to be part of Somalia.

History[edit]

Between March 22 and May 15, 2008, then President of Somaliland Dahir Riyale Kahin issued a press statement announcing the creation of six new regions and 16 new districts, in addition to the corresponding administrative divisions already existing as created by Somalia's central government. On May 15, 2008, Kahin released a second statement declaring the Hawd the thirteenth state of Somaliland.[1] In June 2014, Somaliland president Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud announced the creation of Somaliland's 14th region, consisting of 4 new districts. The new region, dubbed Haysimo was formed out of the eastern Sool and Sanaag regional districts. It contains the cites of Taleh, Sarmanyo, Godaalo, Hallin, and Aroley. The presidential decree stated that Taleh is the regional capital.[2][3] 8 regions created by President Dahir rayale and Silanyo were not approved by parliament because the new regional boundaries are not clearly demarcated.[citation needed]

Currently Somaliland is divided in 6 regions, Awdal, Saahil, Maroodi-Jeeh, Toghdeer, Sanaag and Sool. This is in accordance with 2 political studies published on Somaliland in 2011 and 2015 and ActionAID, a humanitarian organization currently active in Somaliland.[4][5][6]

Divisions[edit]

Administrative Regions of Somaliland:
  1. Awdal
  2. Saahil
  3. Maroodi-Jeeh
  4. Toghdheer
  5. Sanaag
  6. Sool
Rank Regions Capital Districts
1 Awdal Borama Baki -Zeila -Lughaya -Dilla
2 Saahil Berbera Sheekh -Ma-dheera -Bulahaar -Xaggal
3 Maroodi Jeeh Hargeisa Gabiley -Baligubadle -Salahley -Faraweyne -Sabawanaag -Caddaadlay -Daarasalaam -Allaybaday -Dacar Budhuq
4 Togdheer Burao Odwayne -Buuhoodle -Duruqsi -Sh. Xasan Geelle -Qoryaale
5 Sanaag Erigabo El Afweyn -Badhan -Lasqoray -Dhahar -Garadag-Maydh -Darar-weyne -Fiqifulliye -Xiis
6 Sool Las Anod Aynabo -Taleh -Xudun -Bo'ame -Yagori

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Disputes[edit]

Control of the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn regions is disputed with the neighboring Puntland autonomous region.[8] Control of the region of Awdal is disputed with Awdalland.[9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Madaxweynaha oo Gobol Cusub U Magacaabay Baligubadle". Archived from the original on 7 December 2008. 
  2. ^ "Somalia: Somaliland President names historic town of Taleh as New Region". Garowe Online. Retrieved 3 August 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.hiiraan.com/news2/2008/Mar/somaliland_president_creates_new_regions_and_districts.aspx
  4. ^ http://www.actionaid.org ActionAid International Somaliland (AAIS) supports poor and marginalised communities in three of six Somaliland administrative regions
  5. ^ State Formation in Somaliland: Bringing Deliberation to Institutionalism. Michael Walls, Planning Unit, UCL February 2011http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/1302550/1/1302550.pdf
  6. ^ Somaliland: The Strains of Success Crisis Group Africa Briefing N°113 Nairobi/Brussels, 5 October 2015 https://d2071andvip0wj.cloudfront.net/b113-somaliland-the-strains-of-success.pdf
  7. ^ http://www.somalilandlaw.com/Xeerka_Gobollada_iyo_Degmooyinka_2007.htm
  8. ^ Somaliland's Quest for International Recognition and the HBM-SSC Factor
  9. ^ "Awdal "Republic": Declaration of Independence, [Somalia]". University of Pennsylvania - African Studies Center. Archived from the original on 14 February 2007. Retrieved 2007-01-29.