El Buur

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El Buur
El Buur skyline
El Buur skyline
El Buur is located in Somalia
El Buur
El Buur
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 4°41′N 46°37′E / 4.683°N 46.617°E / 4.683; 46.617Coordinates: 4°41′N 46°37′E / 4.683°N 46.617°E / 4.683; 46.617
Country Somalia
DistrictEl Buur
 • Total86,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

El Buur (Somali: Ceelbuur) is a town located in the central Somalia state of Galmudug. It was formerly the capital of the Galgaduud region.


El Buur is an old historical town which has been inhabited since at least the 13th century, it once served as a local commercial hub during the Ajuran Empire time.

The area is particularly noted as a center for quarrying. Here, the meerschaum (sepiolite) used to make the Somali people's trademark dabqaad incense burner is mined.[2] El Buur is also the place of origin of the local pipe-making industry.[2]



  • Abdullahi, Mohamed Diriye (2001). Culture and customs of Somalia. Greenwood. ISBN 978-0-313-31333-2.

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Media related to El Buur at Wikimedia Commons