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Location of Hiiran
|• Type||Regional Government|
|• Governor||Ibrahim Macallin Axmed (Qaboojiye)|
|• Total||90,000 km2 (30,000 sq mi)|
|• Density||128/km2 (330/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
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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.
- Hiiraan University
- Central University
- Baladwein University
- Plasma University
- Jobkey University
- Green Hope University
- "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
- "Hiran Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2013.
- "Hiiran Google Satellite Map" Maplandia World Gazetteer
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