Sool, Somalia

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Dervish fort in Taleh.
Dervish fort in Taleh.
Location in Somalia.
Location in Somalia.
Country Somalia
Capital Las Anod
Population (2018)
 • Total 718,000
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)

Sool (Somali: Sool, Arabic: سول‎) is an administrative region in Somalia. Sool region is located in northern Somalia according to a UN Security council report in 2018.[1]


With its capital at Las Anod, Sool was historically the seat of the anti-colonial Dervish (Darwiish) movement.


The region is mainly inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, with the Dhulbahante, Darod, Clan well-represented.[2]


The Sool region consists of Five Districts.[3]

Territorial dispute[edit]

Under the government of Siad Barre, Sool was not a separate region but part of the larger Nugaal province, with its capital at Garowe. It was separated from Nugaal in the 1980s.[4]

Major towns[edit]

Minor towns[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "Somalia Security Situation" (PDF).
  3. ^ "Sool Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2013.
  4. ^ "Somalia (1988)". CIA. December 1988. Retrieved 21 February 2007.

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Coordinates: 8°23′46″N 47°41′29″E / 8.39611°N 47.69139°E / 8.39611; 47.69139