Nugal, Somalia

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Location in Eastern Somalia.
Location in Eastern 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 Puntland
 • GovernorOmar Abdullahi Mohamed
Population (2015)
 • Total516,749 [1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

Nugal (Somali: Nugaal, Arabic: نوغال‎) is an administrative region (gobol) in northeastern Somalia.[2]


It is bordered by Somali provinces of Sool to the west, Bari to the north, and Mudug to the south and Somali region of Ethiopia. The Indian Ocean flanks the province to the east.

Nugal is centered on Garowe, the capital of the autonomous Puntland macro-region.

A major geographic feature of the region is the Nugaal Valley, a large shallow drainage basin fed by the Nugal and Dheer seasonal rivers during the April–June rainy season.


The Nugal region consists of four districts:[3]

Major towns[edit]


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  2. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  3. ^ "Nugaal Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 January 2014.