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Togdheer (Somali)
تُوْجْدَيْر (Arabic)
Gobolka Ragga (The Region of Men)
Togdheer in Somaliland.svg
Location in Somaliland
CountryFlag of Somaliland.svg  Somaliland
Administrative centre Burao
   Governor Mahamed Abdillahi Ibrahim (Hujaale) [1]
  Total30,426 km2 (11,748 sq mi)
  Total900,000 (estimate)
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
HDI (2021)0.323 [2]
low · 10th of 18

Togdheer (Somali : Togdheer, Arabic : تُوْجْدَيْر, romanized: Tūjdayr) is an administrative region ( gobol ) in central Somaliland. Togdheer is bordered by Maroodi Jeex to the west, Saaxil to the north, Sanaag to the northeast, Sool to the east and Ethiopia to the south. Its capital is Burao. [3] [4]



Togdheer is bordered by Maroodi Jeex from the west, Sahil to the north, Ethiopia to the south, and Sanaag & Sool to the east. With its capital at Burao (Burco), the region's name is derived from the Togdheer River, which means "Long River" in Somali. The region has an approximate population of 350,000 people. [5]

Under British Somaliland, the Togdheer region was formerly the Burao district which was one of three districts that comprised the Burao region. The other two regions were Las Anod and Erigavo districts. [6] Sanaag was carved out of Togdheer region and was established as a separate region on June 23, 1973, comprising the three districts of Erigavo, Las Qorey and Garadag. [7]

As with much of Somaliland, most local residents in the Togdheer region are nomadic pastoralists. [8]


The Togdheer region consists of the following three districts: [9]

Burao A Burao Regional capital Burao in Togdheer (Somaliland).svg
Oodweyne B Oodweyne Odweyne in Togdheer (Somaliland).svg
Buhoodle B Buhoodle Buhotle in Togdheer (Somaliland).svg
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Cities, towns, and villages in Togdheer.
Bal=Balanbaal, Blb=Balanbale, Bld=Balidhiig, Bla=Balli Ad, Be=Beer, Bee=Beerato, Bur=Burao, Buu=Buuhoodle, Ca=Cabdi Dheere, Ce=Ceegaag, Da=Dabaqabad, Ge=Gedobeh, Ha=Hahi, Haj=Haji Salah, Ho=Horufadhi, Is=Iskudar, Ja=Jaamac Liibaan, Ki=Kirit, Me=Megagle, Od=Odanleh, Oo=Oodweyne, Qa=Qalloocan, Qe=Qeedi Haan, Qoo=Qoorlugud, Qor=Qoryale, Sh=Shululux, So=Sool Joogto, Wa=Warabeye, Wi=Widhwidh, Yi=Yirowe


It is inhabited by the Habr Yonis, Habr Je'lo, Arap and Issa Musse sub-divisions of Isaaq. The Dhulbahante of the Harti Darod clan is also present in the Buuhoodle district. [10] [11]

Major towns


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