Karkaar is a mountain range which ranges from Somalia's northwestern border with Ethiopia, until Cape Guardafui.[1] It is also an administrative region defined by the autonomous Puntland state. The territory occupies the south of what has traditionally been the Bari region of Somalia, and generally lies south of the Karkaar mountain range.[2]Qardho was place of empire.


  1. ^ The State of the Environment in Somalia: A Desk Study, page 10, 2005
  2. ^ "Puntland State". Puntland State Government. Archived from the original on 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2007-02-06.

Coordinates: 9°55′N 49°24′E / 9.917°N 49.400°E / 9.917; 49.400