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Lower Shabelle ( so, Shabeellaha Hoose, Maay: ''Shibelithy Hoosy'', ar, شبيلي السفلى, it, Basso Scebeli) is an administrative region ('' 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
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Overview

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 ...
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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),
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Bay A bay is a recessed, coastal body of water that directly connects to a larger main body of water, such as an ocean The ocean (also the sea or the world ocean) is the body of salt water which covers approximately 71% of the surface ...
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Middle Jubba Middle Juba ( so, Jubbada Dhexe, ar, جوبا الأوسط, it, Medio Giuba) is an administrative region (''Administrative divisions of Somalia, gobol'') in southern Somalia. With its capital at Bu'aale, it is located in the States and regions o ...
(Jubbada Dhexe) and by the Somali Sea. Lower Shabelle is named after the
Shebelle River The Shebelle River ( so, Webi Shabeelle, ar, نهر شبيلي, am, እደላ, it, Uebi Scebeli) begins in the highlands Highlands or uplands are any mountainous region or elevated mountainous plateau. Generally speaking, upland (or uplands) re ...

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 Mogadishu (, also ; so, Muqdisho or Xamar ; ar, مقديشو, Muqadīshū ; it, Mogadiscio ), locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital city and most populous city of Somalia. The city has served as an important port connecting with tra ...

Mogadishu
. However, the provincial capital is now
Merca Merca ( so, Marka, ar, مركة) is an ancient port city in the southern Lower Shebelle province of Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It i ...
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Districts

Lower Shabelle Region is divided into seven districts: *
Afgooye District Afgooye District is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the southeastern Lower Shabelle (Shabeellaha Hoose) region of Somalia. Its capital lies at Afgooye. References External links
Districts of Somalia Lower Shabelle ...

Afgooye District
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Barawa District Barawa District ( so, Degmada Baraawe) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the southeastern Lower Shabelle (Shabeellaha Hoose) region of Somalia. Its capital lies at Barawa (Brava). ReferencesDistricts of SomaliaKurtunwarey District Kurtunwarey District ( so, Degmada Kurtunwarey) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district of the southeastern Lower Shabelle (Shabeellaha Hoose) region in Somalia. The majority of Kurtunwarey residents are Jiddu sub-division of the wider D ...

Kurtunwarey District
* Merca District *
Qoriyoley District Qoriyoley District ( so, Degmada Qoriyoley) is a Administrative divisions of Somalia, district in the southeastern Lower Shabelle (Shabeellaha Hoose) region of Somalia. Its capital is Qoryoley. References Districts of SomaliaMerca Merca ( so, Marka, ar, مركة) is an ancient port city in the southern Lower Shebelle province of Somalia Somalia,; ar, الصومال, aṣ-Ṣūmāl officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It i ...
*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.


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