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Dinsoor (Somali: Diinsoor) is a town in the southwestern Bay region of Somalia.[1] It is the center of the Dinsoor District.

Dinsoor
Town
Dinsoor is located in Somalia
Dinsoor
Dinsoor
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 2°24′38″N 42°58′36″E / 2.41056°N 42.97667°E / 2.41056; 42.97667Coordinates: 2°24′38″N 42°58′36″E / 2.41056°N 42.97667°E / 2.41056; 42.97667
Country Somalia
RegionBay
DistrictDinsoor
Population
 • Total19,600
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)

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OverviewEdit

The settlement was founded in 1805, when a group of nomads constructed a water well near a mountain area called Bug. It is the fourth largest city in the Bay province.

Dinsoor has one local airport, Mecca Boqol. The town also serves as a regional center for business and trade. It is the only district in Bay that shares borders with all of the other districts in the region.

DemographicsEdit

Dinsoor has a population of around 28,600 HH inhabitants.[2] The broader Dinsoor District has a total population of 75,769 residents.[3]

Notable residentsEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Waaxda Dhexe ee Istaatistikada, p.18
  2. ^ "Somalia City & Town Population". Tageo. Retrieved 4 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)" (PDF). UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013.

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