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Jamame ( so, Jamaame, ar, جمامة, it, Giamama formerly ''Villaggio Regina Margherita''), also spelled Giamame, is a town in the southern Lower Juba (Jubbada Hoose) 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 west, Djibouti to the Northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Oce ...
. There are many farms located near Jamame. The
equator The Earth's equator is an imaginary planetary line that is about long in circumference. The equator divides the planet into the Northern Hemisphere and Southern Hemisphere and is located at 0 degrees latitude In geography, latitude is ...
passes over the town.


Overview

Jamame is situated between the Somali Sea in the east, the agricultural land along the
Jubba River The Jubba River or Juba River ( so, Wabiga Jubba, it, Giuba) is a river A river is a natural flowing watercourse, usually freshwater, flowing towards an ocean, sea, lake or another river. In some cases a river flows into the ground and beco ...
in the west, and the port city of
Kismayo Kismayo ( so, Kismaayo; ar, كيسمايو, ; it, Chisimaio) is a port city in the southern Lower Juba (Jubbada Hoose) province of Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a ...
in the south. It is the center of the
Jamame District
Jamame District
. Since 2014, the Al-Shabaab (militant group), Al-Shabaab terror group has controlled Jamaame. In June 2018, American Special Forces and Al-Shabaab fighters engaged in a firefight near Jamame, which killed one American soldier.


Demographics

In 2005, Jamame had a population of around 129,149 inhabitants according to the United Nations Development Programme, UNDP. The town is primarily inhabited by Somali people, Somali with ogaden as the majority. sheekhaal ,Bimaal Dir (clan), Dir and Awrtable of the Darood clan and also a small number of residents from the Somali Bantu, Bantu ethnic minority group, who live and work as farmers along the Jubba river.David D. Laitin, Said S. Samatar, ''Somalia: Nation in Search of a State'', (Westview Press: 1987), p. 27.


References

Populated places in Lower Juba {{Somalia-geo-stub