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Location in Southern Somalia.
Location in Southern Somalia.
Coordinates: 5°20′13″N 46°37′13″E / 5.33694°N 46.62028°E / 5.33694; 46.62028Coordinates: 5°20′13″N 46°37′13″E / 5.33694°N 46.62028°E / 5.33694; 46.62028
Country  Somalia
Regional State  Galmudug
Capital Dhusamareb
 • Governor Mohamed Dahir Ali Elmi[1]
Population (2016)
 • Total 628.000
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Galguduud (Somali: Galgaduud, Arabic: جلجدود‎‎) is an administrative region (gobol) in central Somalia.[2]


It is bordered by Ethiopia, the Somali regions of Mudug, Hiran and Middle Shebelle (Shabeellaha Dhexe), and the Indian Ocean. Galguduud's capital is Dhusamareb.

The region of Galgaduud and southern half of Mudug have formed the Galmudug State, which considers itself an autonomous state within the larger Federal Republic of Somalia, as defined by the provisional constitution of Somalia.[3]


The Galguduud region consists of eight districts:[4]

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  2. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Somalia's Federal Govt Endorses Central State". All Africa. Retrieved 18 June 2016. 
  4. ^ "Galgaduud Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 January 2014. 

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