Bu'ale (Somali: Bu'aale, Maay: Bu'aaly) is a town in the Middle Juba region of Somalia. It is the capital of the Bu'aale District as well as the de jure capital of the Jubaland State region, situated in the southern Jubba River valley. Bu'ale is also the capital of Middle Juba region.[1]

Bu'ale
Bu'aaly
Bu'aale
Capital city of Jubaland
Bu'ale is located in Somalia
Bu'ale
Bu'ale
Location within Somalia
Bu'ale is located in Horn of Africa
Bu'ale
Bu'ale
Location within the Horn of Africa
Bu'ale is located in Africa
Bu'ale
Bu'ale
Location within Africa
Coordinates: 1°5′0″N 42°35′0″E / 1.08333°N 42.58333°E / 1.08333; 42.58333Coordinates: 1°5′0″N 42°35′0″E / 1.08333°N 42.58333°E / 1.08333; 42.58333
Country Somalia
State Jubaland
RegionJubbada Dhexe
OccupationAl Shabaab
Government
 • Control Al-Shabaab
Area
 • Total30 km2 (10 sq mi)
Population
 • Total5,000
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

HistoryEdit

Bu'ale was made the capital city for the Jubaland State of Somalia on 2 April 2013.[2]

Since 2014 the town, along with Jilib and Jamame is under the control of militant Islamic extremist group Al-Shabaab.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Somali army recapture Middle Juba in latest offensive". Archived from the original on 2021-12-22.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-03.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Al-Shabaab loses 8 Somali towns since Sept.: AMISOM". worldbulletin.dunyabulteni.net/ (in Turkish). Retrieved 2021-02-13.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)