Tog Wajaale

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The Ethiopian side of Wajaale, the main crossing point between Ethiopia and Somaliland.
The Ethiopian side of Wajaale, the main crossing point between Ethiopia and Somaliland.
A side street on the Somaliland side of the Somaliland/Ethiopia border town of Wajaale.
A side street on the Somaliland side of the Somaliland/Ethiopia border town of Wajaale.

Tog Wajaale (also known as Wajaale) is a city on the border of Ethiopia and Somalia.[1] On the Somali side, it is situated in Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia.[2] It is the second largest city in Gabiley District after the capital Gabiley.

Overview[edit]

Wajaale is considered one of the most important cities in Somaliland and is the main-business city for both Somaliland & Somali region of Ethiopia. It is considered a land-port with over hundred banks. It’s an investment city which promotes Somaliland economy and controls up to 40% of Somaliland GDP along with Berbera just controlling Somaliland GDP by 60%.

Demographics[edit]

The city of Wajaale has a total population of around 70,450 inhabitants and is inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group. The city is primarily inhabited by Reer Yoonis sub-clan of the Jibriil Abokor, which is a subdivision of the Habr Awal Isaaq.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tog Wajaale: Somalia". National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  2. ^ Buh, Abdikarim H. Abdi (30 June 2010). "Somaliland's Quest for International Recognition and the HBM-SSC Factor". Wardheernews. Retrieved 16 October 2013. 
  3. ^ Lewis, I.M. (1961). A Pastoral Democracy: A Study of Pastoralism and Politics Among the Northern Somali of the Horn of Africa. p. 110. 

Coordinates: 09°36′03″N 043°20′09″E / 9.60083°N 43.33583°E / 9.60083; 43.33583