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The Guban (Somali: Guban, 'burnt'[1] or 'burned'[2]) is a coastal desert in northwestern Somalia. It is situated on the coast between the cities of Zeila and Berbera.


  1. ^ "'Guban' burns? away misconceptions of Somali culture in Ph.D candidate's new novel". Columbia Spectator. 26 October 2011. Retrieved 14 March 2014.
  2. ^ "Guban (plain, Somalia)". Britannica Encyclopedia. Retrieved 14 March 2014.