El Buur

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El Buur
City
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
RegionGalgaduud
DistrictEl Buur
Government
Population
(2017)
 • 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.

Overview[edit]

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]

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References[edit]

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

External links[edit]

Media related to El Buur at Wikimedia Commons