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Hiran ( so, Hiiraan, ar, هيران) is an administrative region (''
gobol
gobol
'') in central
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
and part of the
Hirshabelle State Hirshabelle, officially Hirshabelle, Hirshabelle State of Somalia (Somali language, Somali: ''Dowlad goboleedka Hirshabelle ee Soomaaliya''), is a States and regions of Somalia, Federal Member State in south-central Somalia. It is bordered by G ...
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Overview

Hiran is bordered by the
Somali Region The Somali Region ( so, Dawlad Deegaanka Soomaalida, am, ሱማሌ ክልል, ar, المنطقة الصومالية), also known as Soomaali Galbeed (''Somali West'') is a regional state A regional state or a regionalised unitary state, is ...

Somali Region
of
Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country A landlocked country is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the ...

Ethiopia
(or the 1908 Convention Line)See
Ciid Ciid or 'Iid ( so, Arlo Ciideed) is an archaic native geographic name for the land between the region of Mudug and the Nugaal Valley, roughly congruous with the northern Bookh district in Ethiopia. As such, Ciid constitutes the tripoint of the forme ...
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to the northwest, the Somali provinces of Galgudud to the northeast,
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) to the south,
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 ...
(Shabellaha Hoose) to the southwest, and
Bay A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean The ocean (also the sea or the world ocean) is the body of salt water which covers approximately 71% of the surface ...

Bay
and
Bakool Bakool ( so, Bakool, ar, بكول) is a region (''gobol'') in southwestern Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script: 𐒈𐒝𐒑𐒛𐒐𐒘𐒕𐒖; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaThe ''Federal ...
to the west. It is approximately 90,000 km2. The
Shebelle River The Shebelle River ( so, Webi Shabeelle, ar, نهر شبيلي, am, እደላ) begins in the highlands Highlands or uplands are any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau. Generally speaking, upland (or uplands) refers to ranges of ...

Shebelle River
flows into Hiran from
Ethiopia Ethiopia, officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a landlocked country A landlocked country is a country A country is a distinct territory, territorial body or political entity. It is often referred to as the ...

Ethiopia
, coursing through the provincial capital of
Beledweyne Beledweyne ( so, Beletweeyne, ar, بلد وين, it, Belet Uen) is a city in central Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script: 𐒈𐒝𐒑𐒛𐒐𐒘𐒕𐒖; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of SomaliaT ...
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Districts

Hiran Region consists of three districts: #
Beledweyne District Beledweyne District ( so, Degmada Beledweyne) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the central Hiran, Somalia, Hiran region of Somalia. Its capital lies at Beledweyne. The district is mostly inhabited by the Hawadle. https://amis ...

Beledweyne District
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Buloburde District Buloburde District ( so, Degmada Buulo-Burte) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the central Hiran, Somalia, Hiran region of Somalia. Its capital lies at Buloburde. ReferencesDistricts of Somalia External links Administrative ...

Buloburde District
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Jalalaqsi District Jalalaqsi District ( so, Degmada Jalalaqsi) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the central Hiran, Somalia, Hiran region of Somalia. It has its capital at Jalalaqsi. Villages * Bilaal * Jalalaqsi References Districts of Soma ...

Jalalaqsi District


Universities

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Jobkey University ''Jaamacadda Jobkey'' or Jobkey University (JU), founded in 2011, is a university A university () is an educational institution, institution of higher education, higher (or Tertiary education, tertiary) education and research which awards aca ...


References


External links


Administrative map of Hiran

"Hiiran Google Satellite Map"
Maplandia World Gazetteer Regions of Somalia {{Somalia-geo-stub