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The Juba River downstream from Jamame.
The Juba River downstream from Jamame.
Jamame is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia
Coordinates: 00°04′N 042°45′E / 0.067°N 42.750°E / 0.067; 42.750Coordinates: 00°04′N 042°45′E / 0.067°N 42.750°E / 0.067; 42.750
Country  Somalia
Region Lower Juba
District Jamame
Population (2005)
 • Total 129,149
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Jamame (Somali: Jamaame, Arabic: جمامة‎), also spelled Giamame, is a town in the southern Lower Juba (Jubbada Hoose) region of Somalia. There are many farms located near Jamame. [1]


Jamame is situated between the Indian Ocean in the east, the agricultural land along the Jubba River in the west, and the port city of Kismayo in the south.

As of 2014 Alshabaab terror group control Jamaame. [2]

It is the center of the Jamame District.


Jamame had a population of around 129,149 inhabitants according to the UNDP in 2005.[3]

The town is primarily inhabited by the Somali, With the Bimal and Darod clan well represented and there are also residents from the Bantu ethnic minority group, who live and work as farmers along the Jubba river.[4]

Notable residents[edit]

  • Haji Farah Ali Omar - Minister of Economic Affairs in Somalia's post-independence civilian government