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Location in Somalia
Location in Somalia
Coordinates: 6°6′47″N 47°59′17″E / 6.11306°N 47.98806°E / 6.11306; 47.98806Coordinates: 6°6′47″N 47°59′17″E / 6.11306°N 47.98806°E / 6.11306; 47.98806
Country Somalia
Regional State Galmudug
 • GovernorAbdirashid Hashi Artan[1] and Xasan Maxamed Khaliif Abgaalow[2]
 • Total900,000
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
HDI (2017)0.362[3]
low · 7th

Mudug (Somali: Mudug; Italian: Mudugh) is an administrative region (gobol) in north-central Somalia.[4] The population of Mudug is 131,455 as of 2005.[5]


Mudug is bordered by the Ogaden, the Somali regions of Nugal and Galguduud and the Somali Sea. The provincial capital is Galkayo.

The southern half of Mudug and the region of Galgaduud have formed the Galmudug State, which considers itself an autonomous state within the larger Federal Republic of Somalia, as defined by the provisional constitution of Somalia.[6]


The Mudug region consists of five districts:[7]

Major towns[edit]

Small towns in Mudug[edit]


  1. ^ "Galmudug President appoints new governor for Mudug Province". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Daawo Video-SAWIRRO: Bursaalax oo ay Wasaarada Waxbarasha Puntland ay ka Dhagax Dhigtay Kuleej Gabdho -". Retrieved 30 October 2017.
  3. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  4. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
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  6. ^ "Somalia's Federal Govt Endorses Central State". All Africa. Retrieved 18 June 2016.
  7. ^ "Mudug Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 January 2014.

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