Hiran (Somali: Hiiraan, Arabic: هيران‎) is an administrative region (gobol) in south-central Somalia.[2]


Hiran is bordered by the Somali Region of Ethiopia to the northwest, as well as the Somali provinces of Galgudud to the northeast, Middle Shebelle (Shabeellaha Dhexe) to the south, Lower Shebelle (Shabellaha Hoose) to the southwest, and Bay and Bakool to the west.

And approximetly has 70,000 km square

The Shebelle River flows into Hiran from Ethiopia, coursing through the provincial capital of Beledweyne.


The Hiran region consists of eight districts and it is the biggest region in Somalia it is also the only undivided region since it was formed :[3]

Major Universities




  1. ^ "Hiran Governor reiterates the battle against Al-Shabaab". Shabelle Media Network. 21 April 2014. Retrieved 11 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013. 
  3. ^ "Hiran Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  4. ^ http://www.radiomuqdisho.net/kulan-lagu-taageerayay-gudoomiyaha-cusub-ee-gobolka-hiiraan-oo-lagu-qabtay-buulobarde/

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