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Woqooyi Galbeed, sometimes known as Maroodi Jeex, is one of the administrative regions of Somaliland. Containing Somaliland's capital and two largest cities, it forms the most populous and important region in the country. It also houses the largest number of attractions and sights when compared to the rest of Somaliland.

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Map of Woqooyi Galbeed
  • 1 Hargeisa — the capital city of Somaliland and Woqooyi Galbeed, and is perhaps the safest city in the entire Horn of Africa. It's very cosmopolitan, with a rich history and culture.
  • 2 Berbera — major port and the economic lifeline of the Somaliland economy.
  • 3 Gabiley   — one of the oldest towns of Northern Somalia.
  • 4 Tog Wajaale   — a town that sits right on the border of Somaliland and Ethiopia, divided in half between the two countries.

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There is a major international airport in Hargeisa which connects the region to numerous other countries.

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Laas Geel

Laas Geel, which is about 60 km from Hargeisa, is one of best examples, if not the best example, of prehistoric cave art on the African continent.

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When venturing outside of the capital, Hargeisa, it is compulsory to take a government security guard with you, called a "SPU". It is possible to apply for an exemption, but is a time-consuming process.

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  • Awdal - a region that borders to the west
  • Ethiopia - it's possible to cross the border by land at Tog Wajaale
  • Sanaagh - a region that borders to the north-east
  • Togdheer - a region that borders to the east
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