El Afweyn District

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El Afweyn
District
Location of El Afweyn District within the Sanaag region.
Location of El Afweyn District within the Sanaag region.
Country  Somalia
Region Sanaag
Capital El Afweyn
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

El Afweyn District (Somali: Degmada Ceel Afweyn), also known as El Afweyne District, is a district in the northern Sanaag region of Somalia. It is the second largest and most populous district in Sanaag after Erigavo District. Its capital lies at El Afweyn.

Demography[edit]

The total population of El Afweyn is 65,474. The district is primarily inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, with the Habar Yoonis sub-clan of the Isaaq especially well represented.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ world, ref. "Report on the Fact-finding Mission to Somalia and Kenya". refworld. Retrieved 15 August 2014.