Dinsoor

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Dinsoor
Town
Dinsoor is located in Somalia
Dinsoor
Dinsoor
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 2°24′38″N 42°58′36″E / 2.41056°N 42.97667°E / 2.41056; 42.97667Coordinates: 2°24′38″N 42°58′36″E / 2.41056°N 42.97667°E / 2.41056; 42.97667
Country  Somalia
Region Bay
District Dinsoor
Population
 • Total 19,600
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Dinsoor (Somali: Diinsoor) is a town in the southwestern Bay region of Somalia.[1] It is the center of the Dinsoor District.

Overview

The settlement was founded in 1805, when a group of nomads constructed a water well near a mountain area called Bug. It is the fourth largest city in the Bay province.

Dinsoor has one local airport, Mecca Boqol. The town also serves as a regional center for business and trade. It is the only district in Bay that shares borders with all of the other districts in the region.

Demographics

Dinsoor has a population of around 19,600 inhabitants.[2] The broader Dinsoor District has a total population of 75,769 residents.[3]

Notable residents

Notes

  1. ^ Waaxda Dhexe ee Istaatistikada, p.18
  2. ^ "Somalia City & Town Population". Tageo. Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  3. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)" (PDF). UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013. 

References

  • Somalia. Waaxda Dhexe ee Istaatistikada (1981). Report on the demographic survey of Banadir, Bay, and Lower Shebelle regions of Somalia, 1980-81. The Dept. 
  • Diinsoor
  • Dinsoor, Somalia - coordinates
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