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Banaadir ( so, Banaadir, ar, بنادر, it, Benadir) is an administrative region (''
gobol
gobol
'') in southeastern
Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script: 𐒈𐒝𐒑𐒛𐒐𐒘𐒕𐒖; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaThe ''Federal Republic of Somalia'' is the country's name per Article 1 of thProvisional Constitutio ...

Somalia
. It covers the same area as the city of
Mogadishu Mogadishu (, also ; so, Muqdisho or Xamar ; ar, مقديشو, Muqadīshū ; it, Mogadiscio ), locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital city and most populous city The United Nations uses three definitions for what constitutes a city ...

Mogadishu
, which serves as the capital. It is bordered to the northwest by the Shabelle river, and to the southeast by the Indian Ocean. Although by far the smallest administrative region in Somalia, it has the largest population, estimated at 1,650,227 (including 369,288
internally displaced persons An internally displaced person (IDP) is someone who is forced displacement, forced to leave their home but who remains within their country's borders. They are often referred to as refugees, although they do not fall within the Refugee#Definition ...
) in 2014. The territorial extent and scope of the term ''Benadir'' has varied in definition throughout its history, with medieval usage extending Benadir to huge swaths of coast adjacent to Mogadishu stretching as far as hundreds of miles. The early modern period which extended the meaning of ''Benadir'' to the interior midway towards the
Hirshabelle Hirshabelle, officially Hirshabelle State of Somalia (Somali Somali refers to an East African tribe (ethnic group) native to Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a countr ...
region, to the contemporary period wherein sometimes the nonstandard misnomer of usage being interchangeable with the city of Mogadishu. This Banaadir municipality is bordered to the north by
Hirshabelle Hirshabelle, officially Hirshabelle State of Somalia (Somali Somali refers to an East African tribe (ethnic group) native to Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a countr ...
and to the southwest by
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, and is the only Somali ''gobol'' (administrative region) which is both a municipality and a ''gobol'' known as a region.


Overview

The Banaadir region is bordered by the
Middle Shebelle Middle Shabelle ( so, Shabeellaha Dhexe, ar, شبيلي الوسطى, it, Medio Scebeli) is an administrative region (''Administrative divisions of Somalia, gobol'') in southern Somalia. Overview It is bordered by the Somali regions of Galgud ...
(Shabeellaha Dhexe) and
Lower Shebelle Lower Shabelle ( so, Shabeellaha Hoose, Maay Maay, Maay: ''Shibelithy Hoosy'', ar, شبيلي السفلى, it, Basso Scebeli) is an administrative region (''Administrative divisions of Somalia, gobol'') in southern Somalia. Overview It is bo ...
(Shabeellaha Hoose), as well as the Indian Ocean. "Benaadir" is derived from the
Somali Somali refers to an East African tribe (ethnic group) native to Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, D ...
''banaadir'', which means "coast", in reference to the southern Somali coastal cities of
Mogadishu Mogadishu (, also ; so, Muqdisho or Xamar ; ar, مقديشو, Muqadīshū ; it, Mogadiscio ), locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital city and most populous city The United Nations uses three definitions for what constitutes a city ...

Mogadishu
,
Merka Merca ( so, Marka, Maay: ''Marky'', ar, مركة) is a historic port city in the southern Lower Shebelle Lower Shabelle ( so, Shabeellaha Hoose, ar, شبيلي السفلى, it, Basso Scebeli) is an administrative region (''Administrative di ...
and
Barawa Barawa ( so, Baraawe, ar, مدينة ﺑﺮﺍﻭة ''Madīna Barāwa''), also known as Barawe and Brava, is the capital city, capital of the South West State of Somalia, South West State of Somalia.Pelizzari, Elisa. "Guerre civile et question ...

Barawa
. The place name reflects the region's medieval position as a key trade center with
Persia Iran ( fa, ایران ), also called Persia, and officially the Islamic Republic of Iran, is a country in Western Asia. It is bordered to the northwest by Armenia and Azerbaijan, to the north by the Caspian Sea, to the northeast by Tu ...

Persia
,
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and the Swahili coast. Its capital is Mogadishu known as Xamar (pronounced: Hamar), although the administrative region itself is coextensive with the city. Benaadir is much smaller than the historical region of Benadir, which covers most of the country's central and southern seaboard opposite the
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Indian Ocean
and up to the
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, including Mogadishu. Thabit M. Abdi was appointed mayor of Mogadishu and governor of Banaadir in 2017, succeeding Yusuf Hussein Jimale who held that post since November 2015.


Population

The 1,650,227 residents of Benaadir are 50.7% female and come from 303,021 households. It has the highest percentage of residents who are internally displaced persons among the regions of Somalia, because of its relative safety, economic opportunities and availability of resources.


History


Political

Tradition and old records assert that southern Somalia, including the Mogadishu area, was historically inhabited by
hunter-gatherer A hunter-gatherer is a human Humans (''Homo sapiens'') are the most populous and widespread species of primates, characterized by bipedality, opposable thumbs, hairlessness, and intelligence allowing the use of culture, language and tools. T ...
s. These were later joined by
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Cushitic
-speaking populations, who would go on to establish local aristocracies. During its medieval
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Golden Age
, Mogadishu was ruled by the Muzaffar dynasty, and later by the
Ajuran Sultanate The Ajuran Empire ( so, Saldanadda Ajuuraan, ar, سلطنة الأجورانية), also spelled Ajuuraan Empire, and often simply as Ajuran, was a Somali Somali refers to an East African tribe (ethnic group) native to Somalia Somalia,; ...
. This is found mainly in Banaadiri oral tradition, who are considered the native population. It subsequently fell under the control of an assortment of local Sultanates and polities, most notably the
Sultanate of the Geledi The Sultanate of the Geledi ( so, Saldanadda Geledi, ar, سلطنة غلدي) also known as the Gobroon Dynasty Somali Sultanate: The Geledi City-state Over 150 Years - Virginia Luling (2002) Page 229 was a Somali Somali refers to an East African ...
. The sultanate of the Geledi were in an alliance with the Zanzibar Dynasty. The city later became the capital of
Italian Somaliland Italian Somaliland ( it, Somala italiana; ar, الصومال الإيطالي, Al-Sumal Al-Italiy; so, Dhulka Talyaaniga ee Soomaalida), was a protectorate of the Kingdom of Italy The Kingdom of Italy ( it, Regno d'Italia) was a state which ...

Italian Somaliland
(1889–1936) in the colonial period. When the Italians arrived in Mogadishu the city had two towns only. These towns were Xamar Weyne and Shingaani. The people who lived in these towns were known as "reer xamar" who were the original population and the people that lived outside these towns, what is modern day Hodan, Boondhere and all the districts were known as Xamar Daye. These tribes mainly included Reer Mataan sub tribes. The Xamar Daye, being nomadic people used their lands as grazing lands and used them for things such as camel herding. They sold their cattle in bulk to the reer xamar merchants, who were urban dwellers and seafarers; they in turn traded these items throughout the Indian Ocean and brought back luxury goods such as ivory. After the Somali Republic became independent in 1960, Mogadishu became known and promoted as the ''White Pearl of the Indian Ocean''. After the ousting of the
Siad Barre Mohamed Siad Barre ( so, Maxamed Siyaad Barre 𐒑𐒖𐒄𐒖𐒑𐒗𐒆 𐒈𐒘𐒕𐒛𐒆 𐒁𐒖𐒇𐒇𐒗; ar, محمد زياد بري; 1910 – January 2, 1995) was a Somali general who served as the President President most comm ...

Siad Barre
regime in 1991 and the ensuing
Somali Civil War The Somali Civil War ( so, Dagaalkii Sokeeye ee Soomaaliya; ar, الحرب الأهلية الصومالية) is an ongoing civil war A civil war, also known as an intrastate war in polemology, is a war between organized groups with ...
, various militias fought for control of the city, later to be replaced by the
Islamic Courts Union The Islamic Courts Union (ICU; so, Midowga Maxkamadaha Islaamiga;) was a legal and political organisation which was formed to address lawlessness in Somalia following the fall of the Siad Barre Mohamed Siad Barre ( so, Maxamed Siyaad Barre ...
in the mid-2000s. The ICU thereafter splintered into more radical groups, notably the al-Shabaab, which fought the
Transitional Federal Government The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) ( so, Dowladda Federaalka Kumeelgaarka, ar, الحكومة الاتحادية الانتقالية) was internationally recognized as a provisional government A provisional government, also called a ...
(2004–2012) and its
African Union Mission to Somalia The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) is an active, regional peacekeeping mission operated by the African Union The African Union (AU) is a continental union A continental union is a regional organization which facilitates pan- ...
allies. With a change in administration in late 2010, government troops and their military partners had succeeded in forcing out Al-Shabaab by August 2011. Mogadishu has then subsequently experienced a period of intense reconstruction.


Economic

In 694 AD the Benadir towns of
Mogadishu Mogadishu (, also ; so, Muqdisho or Xamar ; ar, مقديشو, Muqadīshū ; it, Mogadiscio ), locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital city and most populous city The United Nations uses three definitions for what constitutes a city ...

Mogadishu
, Merka, Brava and Kismayo sprang into historical existence thanks to the enterprise of Abdul Malik bin Muriami. He placed one of his own followers as governor in each town and declared himself the
Sultan Sultan (; ar, سلطان ', ) is a position with several historical meanings. Originally, it was an Arabic abstract noun A noun () is a word In linguistics, a word of a spoken language can be defined as the smallest sequence of phone ...

Sultan
. These towns on the Benadir coast of the Indian Ocean share, to a great extent, the characteristics of the
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further south. The trading centres, welcoming Arab, Persian and other immigrants, evolved into distinctive amalgams, both of people groups and languages, with tangible forms of settled government and the presence of
Islam Islam (; ar, اَلْإِسْلَامُ, al-’Islām, "submission o God Oh God may refer to: * An exclamation; similar to "oh no", "oh yes", "oh my", "aw goodness", "ah gosh", "ah gawd"; see interjection An interjection is a word or ex ...
as the main religion. The famous explorer
Ibn Battuta Ibn Battuta (; 24 February 13041368/1369); fully: ; Arabic: was a Berber Berber or Berbers may refer to: Culture * Berbers Berbers or ''Imazighen'' ( ber, translit=Imaziɣen, ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵏ, ⵎⵣⵗⵏ; singular: , ) are an e ...
gave us the best description of the city of Mogadishu and its society in the Horn of Africa during the tenth century. From the tenth century, settlers in the region, of Arab and Persian origin settled and mixed with the local populations. Shamsud-Din Abu Abdalla Muhammed known as
Ibn Battuta Ibn Battuta (; 24 February 13041368/1369); fully: ; Arabic: was a Berber Berber or Berbers may refer to: Culture * Berbers Berbers or ''Imazighen'' ( ber, translit=Imaziɣen, ⵉⵎⴰⵣⵉⵖⵏ, ⵎⵣⵗⵏ; singular: , ) are an e ...
during his visit to the area in 1331 AD noted that Arabic, Swahili and Somali was the language of commercial and literary people on the Benadir coast and islands. Mogadishu, was the center of a thriving weaving industry known as ''toob benadir'' (specialized for the markets in Egypt and Syria), together with Merca and Barawa also served as transit stops for
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merchants from
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Mombasa
and
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Malindi
and for the gold trade from
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.
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Jewish
merchants from the brought Indian textiles and fruits to the Somali coast in exchange for grain and wood. The Portuguese reached Benadir by the end of the fourteenth century.
Barawa Barawa ( so, Baraawe, ar, مدينة ﺑﺮﺍﻭة ''Madīna Barāwa''), also known as Barawe and Brava, is the capital city, capital of the South West State of Somalia, South West State of Somalia.Pelizzari, Elisa. "Guerre civile et question ...

Barawa
(Brava) was sacked for three days in 1499 and burnt. In 1516, the Portuguese Duarte defined Mogadishu as a city of black inhabitants named ''Magadoxo'' that was ruled by a sultan. The Portuguese wanted to occupy the coast of Benadir, but never succeeded. The Portuguese finally left the region after 1698 AD. Successive Somali sultanates dominated the regional trade of Benadir, including the Ajuran kingdom, the
Adal Sultanate The Adal Sultanate, or Kingdom of Adal or Awdal or Bar Sa'ad ad-din (alt. spelling ''Adel Sultanate'' , ''Awdal Sultanate''), was a Muslim Somalis, Somali kingdom and sultanate located in the Horn of Africa. It was founded by Sabr ad-Din II af ...

Adal Sultanate
, the Warsangali Sultanate, and the
Geledi Sultanate The Sultanate of the Geledi ( so, Saldanadda Geledi, ar, سلطنة غلدي) also known as the Gobroon Dynasty Somali Sultanate: The Geledi City-state Over 150 Years - Virginia Luling (2002) Page 229 was a Somali Somali refers to an East African ...
. In the XVII century the entire Benadir coast was controlled by the
Oman Oman ( ; ar, عُمَان ' ), officially the Sultanate of Oman ( ar, سلْطنةُ عُمان ), is a country on the southeastern coast of the Arabian Peninsula in Western Asia. Formerly a maritime empire, Oman is the oldest continuously in ...

Oman
i Sultan and when this sultanate was divided into the Sultanate of Muscat and the Sultanate of Zanzibar, Benadir went under the jurisdiction of Zanzibar. In 1861, Zanzibar and Oman were divided into two separate
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:
Sayyid Majid bin Said Al-Busaid Sayyid Majid bin Said Al-Busaid ( ar, ماجد بن سعيد البوسعيد) ( – ) was the first List of sultans of Zanzibar, Sultan of Zanzibar. He ruled Sultanate of Zanzibar, Zanzibar from 19 October 1856 to 7 October 1870. Life Sayyid Majid ...
became the
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Sultan of Zanzibar
, while Sayyid Thuwaini bin Said al-Said, became the Sultan of Oman. The Sultan of Zanzibar controlled a large portion of the
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African Great Lakes
Coast, known as
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, as well as
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s extending much further across the continent, as far as
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on the
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, and reaching the Benadir. The Italian penetration of the Benadir coast of Somalia began in 1885 by a commercial company (called "Compagnia del Benadir") which leased the Sultan's territory of Obbia. The territory embraced between 4 degrees latitude north of the Juba river, which bordered
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, was also administered by a private company. The main river was the Ueli Xebeli (Wadi Shebeli) and the major cities were
Mogadishu Mogadishu (, also ; so, Muqdisho or Xamar ; ar, مقديشو, Muqadīshū ; it, Mogadiscio ), locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital city and most populous city The United Nations uses three definitions for what constitutes a city ...

Mogadishu
,
Merka Merca ( so, Marka, Maay: ''Marky'', ar, مركة) is a historic port city in the southern Lower Shebelle Lower Shabelle ( so, Shabeellaha Hoose, ar, شبيلي السفلى, it, Basso Scebeli) is an administrative region (''Administrative di ...
, Brava (
Barawa Barawa ( so, Baraawe, ar, مدينة ﺑﺮﺍﻭة ''Madīna Barāwa''), also known as Barawe and Brava, is the capital city, capital of the South West State of Somalia, South West State of Somalia.Pelizzari, Elisa. "Guerre civile et question ...

Barawa
) and Warseij. The Benadir colony was renamed on 16 March 1905 and became
Italian Somaliland Italian Somaliland ( it, Somala italiana; ar, الصومال الإيطالي, Al-Sumal Al-Italiy; so, Dhulka Talyaaniga ee Soomaalida), was a protectorate of the Kingdom of Italy The Kingdom of Italy ( it, Regno d'Italia) was a state which ...

Italian Somaliland
with the Italian administration directly in control of Benadir, and with the protected Sultanates of Obbia (Hobyo) and Majertenia (Majeerteen). In 1926 the territory of Benadir was between the "Basso Uebi-Scebeli", Mogadishu and the "Alto-Uebu Scebeli". The Italians settled in huge numbers and named the city as Mogadiscio (known as the "White Pearl of Indian Ocean" and was practically a fully Italianised city with over 40% of inhabitants being Italians or descendants of Italians) and the 3 main cities in the Shebelle river farm area (
Villabruzzi Jowhar ( so, Jowhar, ar, جوهر, it, Giohar, formerly ''Villaggio Duca degli Abruzzi'' or simply ''Villabruzzi'') is the capital city of Hirshabelle Hirshabelle, officially Hirshabelle State of Somalia (Somali Somali refers to an Ea ...
with 3000 colonists,
Genale Genale is a town founded by Italian Somalis, Italian colonists in the southeastern Lower Shebelle (Shabeellaha Hoose) region of Italian Somalia. Currently it is called Janaale. History Genale was created in 1924 by a group of Italian Somalians, s ...
with 700 and
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with 400). But little communities of Italian colonists existed also in the Benadir cities of Merca (250 Italians), Brava (150), Chisimaio (120), Baidoa (300) and Itala (50). In the 1930s, the Benadir section inside the "triangle Mogadiscio-Merca-Villabruzzi" was the most developed area of "Somali Italiana", with a 114 km railway and many paved roads with the Petrella international airport and the Mogadiscio port. Most of the
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lived in this area. In 1951 the "Basso Uebi-Scebeli" and Mogadishu were united in the ''District of Benadir'', and as such, integrated into the Republic of
Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script: 𐒈𐒝𐒑𐒛𐒐𐒘𐒕𐒖; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaThe ''Federal Republic of Somalia'' is the country's name per Article 1 of thProvisional Constitutio ...

Somalia
after oobtaining independence in 1960. The district existed until 1982 when it was renamed as the ''Banadir region''.


Districts

The Banaadir region consists of seventeen districts.Districts of Somalia
/ref> Warta Nabada District was previously known as Wardhigley District until it was officially renamed in 2012. Kadha District was formed in 2013 and is still absent from most maps. *
Abdiaziz District Abdiaziz District ( so, Degmada Cabdicasiis), also spelled Abdi Asis District, is a district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "distric ...

Abdiaziz District
*
Bondhere District Bondhere District ( so, Degmada Boondheere) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia. References Districts of Somalia
* *
Dharkenley District Dharkenley District ( so, Degmada Dharkenley) is a district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spannin ...

Dharkenley District
* Hamar-Jajab District * Hamar-Weyne District *
Hodan District Hodan District ( so, Degmada Hodan) is a district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regions ...

Hodan District
* Howl-Wadag District *
Huriwa District Heliwaa District ( so, Degmada Huriwaa) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia. It includes the northeastern neighborhoods of the national capital, mogadishu]. References External links ...

Huriwa District
* Kaxda District :so:Kaxda *
Karan District Kaaraan District ( so, Degmada Kaaraan) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia. One of the oldest districts in Mogadishu, it is bordered by Shibis District, Yaqshid District, Abdiaziz Dis ...

Karan District
*
Shangani District Shangani District ( so, Degmada Shangaani) is a district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning r ...

Shangani District
*
Shibis District Shibis District ( so, Degmada Shibis) is a district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning region ...

Shibis District
*
Waberi District Waberi District ( so, Degmada Waaberi) is a district A district is a type of administrative division that, in some countries, is managed by the local government. Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning regio ...

Waberi District
* * Warta Nabada District *


References


External links


Administrative map of Banaadir
{{Authority control Regions of Somalia Mogadishu Geography of Somalia