Sheikh, Somalia

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The countryside between Sheikh and Berbera.
The countryside between Sheikh and Berbera.
Sheikh is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 9°55′45″N 45°11′30″E / 9.92917°N 45.19167°E / 9.92917; 45.19167Coordinates: 9°55′45″N 45°11′30″E / 9.92917°N 45.19167°E / 9.92917; 45.19167
Country  Somalia
Region Togdheer
District Sheekh
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Sheikh (Somali: Sheekh, Arabic: شَيخ‎), also known as Shiikh, is a small town in the northwestern Togdheer province of Somalia. It is situated 70 km north of Burao.[1]


As with many other areas in northern Somalia, Sheikh is noted for its numerous historical structures. Ancient temples found in the town are reportedly similar to those in the Deccan Plateau in South Asia.[2]

The broader Sheikh District has a total population of 33,625 residents.[3]

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  1. ^ Jörg Janzen, Stella von Vitzthum, Somali Studies International Association, What are Somalia's Development Perspectives?, (Das Arabische Buch: 2001), p.160
  2. ^ "Some account of Somaliland: With Notes on Journeys Through the Gadabürsi and Western Ogaden countries, 1896–1897". Scottish Geographical Magazine 14 (2). 98. doi:10.1080/00369229808732974.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  3. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)" (PDF). UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013.