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Woqooyi Galbeed

Woqooyi Galbeed
Overview of Hargeisa.
Overview of Hargeisa.
Location in Somalia.
Location in Somalia.


Capital Hargeisa
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Woqooyi Galbeed (Somali: Woqooyi Galbeed, Arabic: وقويي جالبيد‎), also known as Maroodi Jeex, is an administrative region (gobol) in northwestern Somalia. It is situated in the autonomous Somaliland macro-region.[1]


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


Woqooyi Galbeed is bordered by Ethiopia to the south, the Somali regions of Awdal, Sanaag and Togdheer, and the Gulf of Aden. The highest point in the region is Mount Buuraha Wagar (2004 meters), which rises southeast of Berbera. Its capital is Hargeisa.


The Woqooyi Galbeed region consists of three districts:[2]

Woqooyi Galbeed was later renamed Maroodi Jeex by the Somaliland regional administration.

Major cities


  1. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  2. ^ "Wooqoyi Galbeed Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2013. 

External links

Woqooyi Galbeed travel guide from Wikivoyage

  • Administrative map of Woqooyi Galbeed
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