The way Sheikh to Berbera.
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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.
The town of Sheikh has a population of around 35,657 residents. The broader Sheikh District has a total population of 133,625 residents.
Sheikh town & district is mainly inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, with Isse Muuse sub-clan of Habr Awal well-represented.
- "Districts of Somalia".
- "Some account of Somaliland: With Notes on Journeys Through the Gadabürsi and Western Ogaden countries, 1896–1897". Scottish Geographical Magazine. 14 (2). 1898. doi:10.1080/00369229808732974.
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