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1

Five Somalias

  • Djibouti
  • Ogaden (Ethiopia)
  • NFD (Kenya)
  • (British) Somaliland
  • Somali Republic (Italian Somaliland)

2

Administrative Regions (Gobolka)

Officially, Somalia is divided into eighteen Administrative Regions, which are then further divided into districts. From the south around the horn to the northwest, they are:

  1. Lower Juba (Juba Hoose)
  2. Middle Juba (Juba Dhexe)
  3. Gedo
  4. Bay
  5. Bakool
  6. Lower Shebelle (Shebelle Hoose)
  7. Banaadir
  8. Middle Shebelle (Shebelle Dhexe)
  9. Hiran
  10. Galguduud
  11. Mudug
  12. Nugal
  13. Bari
  14. Sool
  15. Sanaag
  16. Togdheer
  17. Woqooyi Galbeed
  18. Awdal

3

Somali States (as of 2016)

Currently, the Federal Republic of Somalia is divided into six "states", which are further divided into the 18 administrative regions (gobolka).  Not all of these states are officially recognized; borders may still be in flux and control is often contested.

  • Puntland
  • Galmudug
  • Jubaland
  • South West State
  • Hirshabelle
  • Somaliland