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Nugal ( so, Nugaal, ar, نوغال, it, Nogal), traditionally known as Nugaaleed-Bari or Bari-Nugaal, is an administrative region (''
gobol
gobol
'') in northern
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
.


Overview

It is bordered by
Somaliland Somaliland ( so, Soomaaliland; ar, صوماليلاند ', '), officially the Republic of Somaliland ( so, Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliland, ar, جمهورية صوماليلاند ''Jumhūrīyat Ṣūmālīlānd''), is a de facto sovereign ...

Somaliland
to the west,
Bari Bari ( , ; nap, label= Barese, Bare ; lat, Barium; grc, Βάριον, translit=Bárion) is the capital city of the Metropolitan City of Bari The Metropolitan City of Bari ( it, Città Metropolitana di Bari) is a Metropolitan cities of Italy, ...

Bari
to the north, and
Mudug Mudug ( so, Mudug; it, Mudugh) is an administrative region (''gobol'') in north-central Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script: 𐒈𐒝𐒑𐒛𐒐𐒘𐒕𐒖; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia ...
to the south and 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
. The Somali Sea flanks the province to the east. Nugal is centered on
Garowe Garowe ( so, Garoowe, ar, غاروي, it, Garoe) is the administrative capital of Puntland Puntland ( so, Puntland, ar, أرض البنط, it, Terra di Punt or ''Paese di Punt''), officially the Puntland State of Somalia ( so, Dowladda F ...
, which serves as the capital of the autonomous
Puntland Puntland ( so, Puntland, ar, أرض البنط, it, Terra di Punt or ''Paese di Punt''), officially the Puntland State of Somalia ( so, Dowladda Federalkaa ee Puntland , ar, ولاية أرض البنط الصومالية), is a States and ...

Puntland
macro-region. The segments of the Nugaal valley from Garowe eastwards is traditionally referred to as Bari-Nugaaleed or Bari-Nugaal, whilst segments of the valley which converge into the Iyah plains are called ''Jednugaal''. Nonetheless, ''Nugaal proper'' traditionally refers to segments of the valley west of Garowe. A major geographic feature of the region is the ''
Nugaal Valley The Nugaal Valley ( so, Dooxada Nugaal, ar, وادي نوجال), also called the Nogal Valley, is a long and broad valley A valley is an elongated low area often running between hills or mountains, which will typically contain a river ...
'', a large shallow
drainage basin A drainage basin is any area of land where precipitation collects and drains off into a common outlet, such as into a river, bay, or other body of water. The drainage basin includes all the surface water from surface runoff, rain runoff, snowm ...

drainage basin
fed by the Nugal and Dheer seasonal rivers during the April–June rainy season.


Kobo

Towards the east, Nugaal Valley is separated from Nugaaleed-Bari via the region known as Kobo. Kobo was described in colonial sources ruminating about Dervish strength as follows:Official History of the Operations in Somaliland, 1901-04 Britain. War Office. General Staff · 1907 , PAGE 230


Districts

The Nugal region consists of five districts: * Burtinle District *
Eyl District Eyl District ( so, Degmada Eyl) is a district A district is a type of that, in some countries, is managed by the . Across the world, areas known as "districts" vary greatly in size, spanning s or , several , subdivisions of municipalities, , ...
* Garowe District * Dangorayo District * Xarxar District


Major towns

*
Burtinle Burtinle ( so, Buurtinle), also known as ''Bur Tinle or Buurtinleh'' , is a city in the Nugal, Somalia, Nugal district of the state of Puntland in northeastern Somalia. Overview Burtinle is the center of the Burtinle District. It lies in between G ...

Burtinle
* Dangorayo *
Eyl Eyl ( it, Eil) is an ancient port town in the northeastern Nugal, Somalia, Nugal region of Somalia in the autonomous Puntland region, it is the capital of the Eyl District. Eyl, also called Illig, was the capital of the Dervishes from 1905 onwards ...
*
Garowe Garowe ( so, Garoowe, ar, غاروي, it, Garoe) is the administrative capital of Puntland Puntland ( so, Puntland, ar, أرض البنط, it, Terra di Punt or ''Paese di Punt''), officially the Puntland State of Somalia ( so, Dowladda F ...
* Godobjiraan


References


External links


Administrative map of Nugal
Puntland Regions of Somalia {{Somalia-geo-stub