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Hiran (Somali: Hiiraan, Arabic: هيران‎) is an administrative region (gobol) in central Somalia.

Hiiraan

Hiiraan
هيران
Location of Hiiran
Location of Hiiran
Coordinates: 4°47′N 45°27′E / 4.783°N 45.450°E / 4.783; 45.450Coordinates: 4°47′N 45°27′E / 4.783°N 45.450°E / 4.783; 45.450
Country Somalia
Regional StateHirshabelle
CapitalBeledweyne
Government
 • TypeRegional Government
 • GovernorIbrahim Macallin Axmed (Qaboojiye)
Area
 • Total90,000 km2 (30,000 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total5,500,000
 • Density128/km2 (330/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s)252
HDI (2017)0.275[1]
low · 16th

OverviewEdit

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, Lower Shebelle (Shabellaha Hoose) to the southwest, and Bay and Bakool to the west. And approximetly has 90,000 km square. The Shebelle River flows into Hiran from Ethiopia, coursing through the provincial capital of Beledweyne.

 
Somali president (right) visiting in Beledweyne capital city of Hiran region on October 23, 2014

DistrictsEdit

  Somalia The Hiran region consists of eight districts,it is one of the bread baskets of somalia it is also the only undivided region since it was formed :[2]

Major UniversitiesEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "Hiran Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2013.

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