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Jalalaqsi is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 3°24′0″N 45°35′0″E / 3.40000°N 45.58333°E / 3.40000; 45.58333Coordinates: 3°24′0″N 45°35′0″E / 3.40000°N 45.58333°E / 3.40000; 45.58333
Country  Somalia
Region Hiran
District Jalalaqsi
 • Total 11,800
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Jalalaqsi (Jalalassi)[1] is a town in the south-central Hiran province of Somalia. It is situated on the Shebelle River, between Buuloburde and Jowhar.


Jalalaqsi has a population of around 11,800 inhabitants.[2] The broader Jalalaqsi District has a total population of 46,724 residents.[3]

Jalalaqsi is predominantly inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, with the Badi'ade the sub-clan of the Hawiye and well-represented.


In the mid-eighties there were four refugee camps with a population of around 85,000 Somalis in Jalalaqsi. At that time it was the third largest human concentration in Somalia after Mogadishu and Hargeisa.[4]

Notable residents[edit]


  1. ^ "Jalalaqsi". Archived from the original on 2013-02-09.  World Gazetteer
  2. ^ "Somalia City & Town Population". Tageo. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)" (PDF). UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 
  4. ^ De Montclos & Kagwanja, Journal of Refugee Studies Vol. 13, No. 2 2000: Refugee Camps or Cities? The Socio-economic Dynamics of the Dadaab and Kakuma Camps in Northern Kenya


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