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Dusmareb

Coordinates: 5°32′06″N 46°23′10″E / 5.53500°N 46.38611°E / 5.53500; 46.38611
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Dusamareb
Dhusamareeb (in Somali)
دسمريب (in Arabic)
City
Nickname: 
Dar Dheer
Dusamareb is located in Somalia
Dusamareb
Dusamareb
Location within Somalia
Dusamareb is located in Horn of Africa
Dusamareb
Dusamareb
Location within the Horn of Africa
Dusamareb is located in Africa
Dusamareb
Dusamareb
Location within Africa
Coordinates: 5°32′06″N 46°23′10″E / 5.53500°N 46.38611°E / 5.53500; 46.38611
Country Somalia
State Galmudug
RegionGalguduud
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council-Commission
 • MayorAbdirahman Ali Mohamed (Geeda qorow)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Dusmareb (Somali: Dhuusamareeb, Arabic: دسمريب, Italian: Dusa Mareb) is the capital of Galmudug state in central Somalia. The city also serves as the administrative capital of the Galguduud province.

Historically, the city was known as Daar Dheer or simply Dardher but later in time the city's name changed to Dusamareb also spelled Dhusamareb.[1]

Location[edit]

Dusamareb is 511 km from Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia. The highway that connects the north and the south of the country goes through the city. Dhusamareb has borders with El Buur to the east Guriceel to the south, Adado to north and Abudwak to the northwest. Generally it consist of 5 districts: Adado (north) Abduwaq (North east), Elbur (South East), Eeldheer (East) Galhareri (North East).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2016 the broader Dusmareb District had a population of 390,407 inhabitants.[2] The city's population is from the Hiraab, Habar girdir of Hawiye sub-clans and the Marehan.

Education[edit]

There are many universities located across the city, the most prominent one being Dusmareb University which provides undergraduate degrees.[3]

Transportation[edit]

Air transportation in Dusmareb is served by Ugaas Nur Airport.

Hospitals[edit]

Several health centers exist in the city, among them is Dusmareb General Hospital.

Neighborhoods[edit]

  • Dayax
  • Horseed
  • Waabari
  • Waxar Cade
  • Hodan

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Svolacchia, Marco (January 2009). "Insights into Somali place names": 13. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ "Population Table | FSNAU".
  3. ^ "Wax ka baro magacyada iyo tirada jaamacadaha ku yaala gobolada dalka Soomaaliya". Radio Iftin. Archived from the original on 21 April 2014. Retrieved 20 April 2014.

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