Lower Shabelle


Lower Shabelle ( so, Shabeellaha Hoose, Maay: ''Shibelithy Hoosy'', ar, شبيلي السفلى, it, Basso Scebeli) is an administrative region (''
'') in southern
Somalia Somalia,, Osmanya script The Osmanya script ( so, Farta Cismaanya 𐒍𐒖𐒇𐒂𐒖 𐒋𐒘𐒈𐒑𐒛𐒒𐒕𐒖), also known as Far Soomaali (𐒍𐒖𐒇 𐒘𐒝𐒈𐒑𐒛𐒘, "Somali writing") and, in Arabic, as al-kitābah ...



It is bordered by the Somali regions of
Banaadir Banaadir ( so, Banaadir, ar, بنادر, it, Benadir) is an administrative region ('' gobol'') in southeastern Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of ...
Middle Shabelle 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 Galgudu ...
(Shabeellaha Dhexe), Hiran, Somalia, Hiran, Bay, Somalia, Bay, Middle Jubba (Jubbada Dhexe) and by the Somali Sea. Lower Shabelle is named after the Shebelle River, which passes through it. Until 1984, when the regions were reassigned, it was part of the larger Benadir region and its capital was Mogadishu. However, the provincial capital is now Merca.


Lower Shabelle Region is divided into seven districts: * Afgooye District * Barawa District * Kurtunwarey District * Merca District * Qoriyoley District * Sablale District, Sablaale District * Wanlaweyn District, Walaweyn District

Major towns

Major towns include *Afgooye *Merca *Qoryoley *Barawa *Awdhegele *Wanlaweyn *Sablale *Janaale, Jannaale *Doondhere *Mubarak *Bariire *Buulo Mareer *Gobanle *Gendershe *Lambar 50

Terrorist incidents

The Golweyn ambush by al-Shabaab militants against a convoy took place on 30 July 2017, resulting in the death of several Ugandan soldiers. Eight children are killed and dozens are wounded when a bomb explodes in Golweyn on 31 January 2021.


External links

Administrative map of Lower Shabelle
Lower Shabelle, Regions of Somalia {{Somalia-geo-stub