Hiran, Somalia

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Location of Hiiran
Location of Hiiran
Coordinates: 4°47′N 45°27′E / 4.783°N 45.450°E / 4.783; 45.450Coordinates: 4°47′N 45°27′E / 4.783°N 45.450°E / 4.783; 45.450
Country Somalia
State Hirshabelle
 • TypeRegional Government
 • GovernorIbrahim Macallin Axmed (Qaboojiye)
 • Total90,000 km2 (30,000 sq mi)
 • Total5,500,000
 • Density128/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)252
HDI (2017)0.275[1]
low · 16th

Hiran (Somali: Hiiraan, Arabic: هيران‎) is an administrative region (gobol) in central Somalia.


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. It is also bordered to the west by the three Koofur Orsi gobols of Lower Shebelle (Shabellaha Hoose), Bay and Bakool. Its land area is roughly approximately has 90,000 km square. The Shebelle River flows into Hiran from Ethiopia, coursing through the provincial capital of Beledweyne. Clans who live in Hiran are mainly Hawadle being the Majority as Hiran was under the Hawadle Sultanate, other clans such as Aden Abdulle Osman Daar’s Ujejen, Badi’adde, Jidle, Jajelle, Gal-je’el, Shidle and Makanne (Bantu) are well represented in Hiran especially in Beledweyne and Nearby Shabelle Riverside. Small Presence of Madhiban especially Guled Cade are present in North Western Hiran in the Mataban District.

Somali president visiting in Beledweyne
Somali president (right) visiting in Beledweyne capital city of Hiran region on October 23, 2014


 Somalia The Hiran region consists of three districts,it is one of the bread baskets of Somalia it is also the only undivided region since it was formed :[2]

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  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "Hiran Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2013.

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