Middle Juba (Somali: Jubbada Dhexe, Maay: Jubithy Dhahy, Arabic: جوبا الأوسط, Italian: Medio Giuba) is an administrative region (gobol) in southern Somalia.[2] With its capital at Bu'aale, it is located in the autonomous Jubaland region.

Middle Juba
Jubithy Dhahy
Medio Giuba
Location in Somalia.
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 0°59′N 42°39′E / 0.983°N 42.650°E / 0.983; 42.650Coordinates: 0°59′N 42°39′E / 0.983°N 42.650°E / 0.983; 42.650
Country Somalia
Regional State Jubaland
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
HDI (2017)0.224[1]
low · 18th

Middle Juba is bordered by the Somali regions of Gedo, Bay, Lower Shebelle (Shabellaha Hoose), Lower Juba (Jubbada Hoose), and the Indian Ocean. The region is named after the Jubba River that runs through it.

Middle Juba is the only region in Somalia to be fully controlled by Al-Shabaab, a militant Islamic extremist group.[3]


Middle Juba consists of three districts:[4]


  1. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". hdi.globaldatalab.org. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  2. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  3. ^ "The African Union Intervention Force Will Stay in Somalia, but with Whose Troops?". rusi.org. Retrieved 2021-10-07.
  4. ^ "Middle Juba Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2013.

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