Harardhere

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Harardhere
Xarardheere
Town
Harardhere is located in Somalia
Harardhere
Harardhere
Location in Somalia
Coordinates: 4°39′16″N 47°51′27″E / 4.65444°N 47.85750°E / 4.65444; 47.85750Coordinates: 4°39′16″N 47°51′27″E / 4.65444°N 47.85750°E / 4.65444; 47.85750
Country Somalia
RegionMudug
DistrictHarardhere
Population
 • Total120,543
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Harardhere (Somali: Xarardheere), is a historic town in the Mudug province of Somalia. It is situated in the autonomous Galmudug state and serves as the capital of the Harardhere District. Harardhere's name comes from tall trees called "Xarar", the name means "The place with the tall Xarar or Harar trees".

History[edit]

For most of its history, Harardhere was a historic town part of many Somali sultanates like the Ajuran Sultanate and Hiraab Imamate who ruled over the town since 13th century. After Somalia gained independence the town developed and gave birth to many prominent Somali politicians and military officials like Abdirashid Ali Shermarke the second president of Somalia, Maj.Gen Daud Abdulle Hirsi the first Commander of the Somali Armed Forces, Maj.Gen Mohamed Abshir Muse First Commander of the Somali Police Force and Maj.Gen Salaad Gabeyre Kediye.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2005, Harardhere, had a population of around 65,543 inhabitants. As with most of Galmudug, it is primarily inhabited by Somalis from the Hiraab sub-clan of the Hawiye, particularly The Habar Gidir clan, specifically the Cayr, Suruur and Saleeban sub-clans of Habar Gidir. Minority clans in the town include the Abgaal, Surre and Sheekhaal clans.[1]. [2]

Notable Residents[edit]

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