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Residential area in Yubbe.
Residential area in Yubbe.
Nickname(s): Land of the Grandfathers (أرض الأجــداد)
Yubbe is located in Somalia
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 10°44′51″N 47°55′09″E / 10.74750°N 47.91917°E / 10.74750; 47.91917Coordinates: 10°44′51″N 47°55′09″E / 10.74750°N 47.91917°E / 10.74750; 47.91917
Country  Somalia
Region Sanaag
District Yubbe
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Yubbe (also known as Yobe, Yube, Yubeh and Yubbe Tug[1]) is a town in the northern Sanaag region of Somalia. It is situated in the Yubbe District.


A desert town mostly inhabited by nomads, Yubbe is home to numerous old archaeological structures. While visiting the locality in the 19th century, the British explorer John Hanning Speke described having seen various tumuli. Of these, he reported that one contained "a hollow compartment propped up by beams of timber, at the bottom of which, buried in the ground, were several earthenware pots, some leaden coins, a ring of gold such as the Indian Mussulman women wear in their noses, and various other miscellaneous property."[1]

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  1. ^ a b John Hanning Speke, What led to the discovery of the source of the Nile, (Blackwood: 1864), p.68.