List of cities in Somalia by population

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Mogadishu panorama.
The Hargeisa horizon.

This is a list of cities in Somalia by population. As of March 2017, the country has an estimated population of 5,243,849 inhabitants.[1] According to the Central Intelligence Agency, the total population count in Somalia is complicated by internal movements of nomads and individuals displaced during the civil war.[1] CIA estimates are extrapolated from the Somali national census of February 1975.[1] As of 1992, towns are defined as all communities with 5,000 or more persons, as well as any regional or district headquarters, regardless of size.[2] There is little reliable statistical information on urbanization in Somalia. However, rough estimates have been made indicating a rate of urbanization of 7.2% per annum (2016–10 est.), with many towns quickly growing into cities.[1]

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Rank City Region Population
1 Mogadishu Banaadir 2.4 million [3]
2 Hargeisa Woqooyi Galbeed 1.9 million [3]
3 Burao Togdheer 345,000 [4]
4 Bosaso Bari 240.000 [5]
5 Borama Awdal 210.000
6 Baidoa Bay 200.000 [6]
7 Beledweyne Hiran 153.000 [7]
8 Bardera Gedo 120,666[8]
9 Kismaio Lower Jubba 120,000[9]
10 Galkaio Mudug 110.000
10 Jowhar Middle Shebelle 100,000[8]
11 Erigavo Sanaag 85,000 [10]
12 Las Anod Sool 85,000[8]
13 Garoowe Nugal 57,991[9]
14 Badhan Sanaag 50,800[8]
15 Afgooye Lower Shebelle 40,200[8]
16 Boun Awdal 40,033[8]
17 Merca Lower Shebelle 39,997[8]
18 Qoryoley Lower Shebelle 39,765[8]
19 Gabiley Woqooyi Galbeed 39,667[8]
22 Baki Awdal 39,665[8]
21 Lughaya Awdal 39,664[8]
22 Qardho Bari 12,000[8]

Caasimadaha dalka soomaliya waa 1. Mogadishu 2. Hergeisa 3. Kismayo 4. Burco 5. Galkaio 6. Baydhabo 7. Boosaaso

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Somalia". The World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency.
  2. ^ Helen Chapin Metz, ed. (May 1992). "Somalia: A country study". Federal Research Division. Population and Settlement Patterns.
  3. ^ a b "Demographia World Urban Areas" (PDF). Demographia. Retrieved 19 March 2015.
  4. ^ http://www.somalilandtour.com/index.php/features/layout/full-content
  5. ^ "Somalia City & Town Population" (PDF). FAO. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  6. ^ https://docs.unocha.org/sites/dms/Somalia/UNDP-POP-RURAL-URBAN%202005.pdf
  7. ^ "Somalia City & Town Population" (PDF). FAO. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 February 2015. Retrieved 11 February 2015.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Somalia City & Town Population. Tageo.com. Retrieved on 2011-12-15.
  9. ^ a b https://docs.unocha.org/sites/dms/Somalia/UNDP-POP-RURAL-URBAN%202005.pdf
  10. ^ http://www.unocha.org/sites/dms/Somalia/UNDP-POP-RURAL-URBAN%202005.pdf

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