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Bay ( so, Baay, ar, باي, it, Bai) is an administrative region (''
gobol
gobol
'') in southern
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 the Somali regions of
Bakool Bakool ( so, Bakool, ar, بكول) is a region ('' gobol'') in southwestern 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 ...
,
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,
Lower Shebelle Lower Shabelle ( so, Shabeellaha Hoose, ar, شبيلي السفلى, it, Basso Scebeli) is an administrative region (''Administrative divisions of Somalia, gobol'') in southern Somalia. Overview It is bordered by the Somali regions of Banaadir ...
(Shabeellaha Hoose),
Middle Juba Middle Juba ( so, Jubbada Dhexe, ar, جوبا الأوسط, it, Medio Giuba) is an administrative region ('' gobol'') in southern Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a cou ...
(Jubbada Dhexe), and
Gedo Gedo ( so, Gedo, ar, جيذو, it, Ghedo or ''Ghedu'') is an administrative region ('' gobol'') in Jubaland, southern Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in t ...

Gedo
. Baidoa used to be the capital of the old Upper
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region, which today also includes Gedo and Bakool, as well as most parts of the Middle Juba region. Present regions were created in the 1970s by the then ruling military regime. The capital of Bay is
Baidoa Baidoa ( so, Baydhabo) is capital in the southwestern Bay region of 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 w ...

Baidoa
. Despite the name Bay, it is landlocked and nowhere near the
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Indian Ocean
shores.


Demographics

The region is inhabited by Rahanweyn people (Lewis, 1955) (280) with small groups of Awramale (Hawiye clan family). Abikar (1999) (281) adds various groups of Hawiye, in particular Doqondiide, Hawadle and Sheekhal in the south and Jajele, Sogow, Garre and Dirisamo in the east of the province. According to the Population Estimation Survey (2014) (282), the division of population in the Bay region is as follows: 93,046 urban inhabitants, 463,330 rural settlers, 195,986 nomadic and 39,820 IDPs, making a total of 792,182. https://www.ecoi.net/en/file/local/1158113/1226_1457606427_easo-somalia-security-feb-2016.pdf


Districts

The Bay region consists of four districts: *
Baidoa District
Baidoa District
* Burhakaba District *
Dinsoor District Dinsoor District ( so, Degmada Diinsoor) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the southern Bay, Somalia, Bay region of Somalia. It has its capital at Dinsoor. References Districts of SomaliaQasadhere District
Qasadhere District


Major towns

*
Baidoa Baidoa ( so, Baydhabo) is capital in the southwestern Bay region of 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 w ...

Baidoa
*
Dinsoor Dinsoor ( so, Diinsoor) is a town in the southwestern Bay, Somalia, Bay region of Somalia.Waaxda Dhexe ee Istaatistikada, p.18 It is the center of the Dinsoor District. Overview The settlement was founded in 1805, when a group of people constructe ...
*Burhakaba *Berdaale *Qansahdhere


Notes


External links


Administrative map of Bay Region
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