Regions of Somaliland

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The following is a list of regions of Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.


Control of the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn regions is disputed with the neighboring Puntland autonomous region.[1]


Between March 22 and May 15, 2008, then President of Somaliland Dahir Riyale Kahin issued a press statement announcing the creation of six new regions and 16 new districts, in addition to the corresponding administrative divisions already existing as created by Somalia's central government. On May 15, 2008, Kahin released a second statement declaring the Hawd the thirteenth state of Somaliland.[2] In June 2014, Somaliland president Ahmed Mohamed Mohamoud announced the creation of Somaliland's 14th region, consisting of 4 new districts. The new region, dubbed Haysimo was formed out of the eastern Sool and Sanaag regional districts. It contains the cites of Taleh, Sarmanyo, Godaalo, Hallin, and Aroley. The presidential decree stated that Taleh is the regional capital.[3]


Sequence Region States Capitals Area
density (km2)
1 Salal Zeila n/a n/a
2 Awdal Borama n/a n/a
3 Gabiley Gabiley n/a n/a
4 Maroodi Jeex Hargeisa n/a n/a
5 Sahil Berbera n/a n/a
6 Daadmadheedh Oodweyne n/a n/a
7 Togdheer Burao n/a n/a
8 Cayn Buuhoodle n/a n/a
9 Saraar Caynaba n/a n/a
10 Sanaag Erigavo n/a n/a
11 Maakhir Badhan n/a n/a
12 Hawd Baligubadle n/a n/a
13 Haysimo Taleh n/a n/a

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