Hirshabelle State

Hirshabelle State is an autonomous region in south-central Somalia. It is bordered by Galmudug to the north, South West State of Somalia and Banadir region to the south, Ethiopia to the west and the Somali Sea to the east.

Hirshabelle State of Somalia

  • Dowlad Goboleedka Hirshabeele ee Soomaaliya  (Somali)
  • ولاية هيرشابيل الصومال  (Arabic)
  • Wilāyat hirshabeele aṣ-Ṣūmāl
Flag of Hirshabelle
Flag
CapitalJowhar
04°44′09″N 045°12′13″E / 4.73583°N 45.20361°E / 4.73583; 45.20361
Largest cityBeledweyne
Official languages
GovernmentAutonomous presidential democracy
• President
Mohamed Abdi Ware[1]
• Vice-President
Ali Abdullahi Hussein
Autonomous State 
within Somalia
• Established
9 October 2016
Population
• 2013 estimate
1,771,636
• Census
2013
CurrencySomali shilling (SOS)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
• Summer (DST)
UTC+3 (not observed)
Driving sideright
Calling code+252 (Somalia)
ISO 3166 codeSO
Internet TLD.so

The Berghof Foundation wrote in 2017 that "...The president of Hirshabelle belongs to the Hawadle and his vice-president to the Abgaal which are both a subclan of Mudulood and Larger Hawiye clan."[2][failed verification]

Climate

In March and April, the average daily maximum temperature in Beledweyne, the capital of Hiraan, is 36.7 °C (98.1 °F). In December, the average daily maximum temperature is 21.9 °C (71.4 °F).

Climate data for Beledweyne, Somalia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °C (°F) 41.5
(106.7)
42.5
(108.5)
43.0
(109.4)
43.0
(109.4)
41.3
(106.3)
39.0
(102.2)
39.0
(102.2)
39.0
(102.2)
40.2
(104.4)
45.0
(113.0)
40.0
(104.0)
42.0
(107.6)
45.0
(113.0)
Average high °C (°F) 34.5
(94.1)
35.4
(95.7)
36.7
(98.1)
36.9
(98.4)
34.9
(94.8)
34.0
(93.2)
33.0
(91.4)
33.8
(92.8)
35.3
(95.5)
34.4
(93.9)
34.8
(94.6)
34.5
(94.1)
34.8
(94.6)
Daily mean °C (°F) 28.2
(82.8)
28.7
(83.7)
30.0
(86.0)
30.4
(86.7)
29.2
(84.6)
28.4
(83.1)
27.8
(82.0)
27.7
(81.9)
29.0
(84.2)
28.7
(83.7)
28.5
(83.3)
28.5
(83.3)
28.7
(83.7)
Average low °C (°F) 22.0
(71.6)
22.0
(71.6)
23.4
(74.1)
23.9
(75.0)
23.4
(74.1)
22.8
(73.0)
22.6
(72.7)
21.6
(70.9)
22.7
(72.9)
22.6
(72.7)
22.3
(72.1)
22.3
(72.1)
22.6
(72.7)
Record low °C (°F) 16.0
(60.8)
16.5
(61.7)
17.0
(62.6)
16.0
(60.8)
18.0
(64.4)
17.0
(62.6)
17.0
(62.6)
16.3
(61.3)
17.2
(63.0)
17.0
(62.6)
15.0
(59.0)
15.0
(59.0)
15.0
(59.0)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 0
(0)
1
(0.0)
5
(0.2)
48
(1.9)
59
(2.3)
6
(0.2)
3
(0.1)
3
(0.1)
8
(0.3)
51
(2.0)
16
(0.6)
5
(0.2)
204
(8.0)
Average precipitation days (≥ 1.0 mm) 0 0 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 4 2 0 20
Average relative humidity (%) 58 57 57 60 64 61 65 64 59 64 63 62 61
Mean monthly sunshine hours 288.3 276.9 288.3 243.0 272.8 249.0 201.5 232.5 246.0 223.2 243.0 269.7 3,034.2
Mean daily sunshine hours 9.3 9.8 9.3 8.1 8.8 8.3 6.5 7.5 8.2 7.2 8.1 8.7 8.3
Percent possible sunshine 80 79 65 53 54 61 54 62 62 57 60 69 63
Source 1: Deutscher Wetterdienst[3]
Source 2: Food and Agriculture Organization: Somalia Water and Land Management (percent sunshine)[4]

References

  1. ^ "International partners welcome orderly election of Mohamed Abdi Ware as new president of HirShabelle state". United Nations Assistance Mission In Somalia. 17 September 2017. Retrieved 21 November 2017.
  2. ^ "New Report: "Conflict Assessment Report: Hirshabelle State, Somalia"". Berghof Foundation. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  3. ^ "Klimatafel von Beled Weyne (Belet Uen) / Somalia" (PDF). Baseline climate means (1961-1990) from stations all over the world (in German). Deutscher Wetterdienst. Retrieved 22 October 2016.
  4. ^ "Long term mean monthly sunshine fraction in Somalia". Food and Agriculture Organization. Retrieved 4 November 2016.

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