Togdheer (Somali: Togdheer, Arabic: تُوْجْدَيْر, romanized: Tūjdayr) is an administrative region (gobol) in northern Somalia, although it is de facto part of the Somaliland region, a self-declared state but internationally unrecognized.
A residential area in Burao
Location in Somalia
|Country||De jure Somalia |
De facto Somaliland
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
low · 11th
Togdheer is bordered by Woqooyi Galbeed from the north & west, while Ethiopia to the south, and eastern side of the regions of Sanaag and Sool. With its capital at Burao (Burco), the region's name is derived from the Togdheer River, which means "Long River" in Somali.
As with much of Somaliland, most local residents in the Togdheer region are nomadic pastoralists. The Buuhoodle District are disputed between the Somaliland government, and the government of the autonomous Puntland state of Somalia. Both recognize the district as the region named Ayn.
The Togdheer region consists of the following four districts:
It is equally shared & dominated by Habar Yoonis, Issa Musse & Habar Jeclo sub-divisions of Isaaq well represented. The Dhulbahante of the Harti, Darod clan is also well represented in the Buuhoodle district. 
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