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Bay, Somalia

Location in Somalia.
Location in Somalia.
Country  Somalia
Capital Baidoa
 • Governor Abdi Adam Hosow[1]
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Bay (Somali: Baay, Arabic: باي‎) is an administrative region (gobol) in southern Somalia.[2]


  • Overview 1
  • Districts 2
  • Major towns 3
  • Notes 4
  • External links 5


It is bordered by the Somalian regions of Bakool, Hiran, Lower Shebelle (Shabeellaha Hoose), Middle Juba (Jubbada Dhexe), and Gedo.

Baidoa used to be the capital of the old Upper Juba region, which today also includes Gedo and Bakool, as well as most parts of the Middle Juba region. Present regions were created in the 1970s by the then ruling military regime. Bay's current capital is Baidoa.


The Bay region consists of four districts:[3]

Major towns


  1. ^ "News in Brief, 21st March 2014" (PDF). Embassy of The Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Bay Region" (PDF). Retrieved 11 January 2014. 

External links

  • Administrative map of Bay Region
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