Hiran, Somalia

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Location of HiiraanLand in State of Somalia
Location of HiiraanLand in State of Somalia
Coordinates: 4°47′N 45°27′E / 4.783°N 45.450°E / 4.783; 45.450Coordinates: 4°47′N 45°27′E / 4.783°N 45.450°E / 4.783; 45.450
Country  Somalia
Capital Beledweyne
 • Type Regional Government
 • Governor Ibrahim Macallin Axmed (Qaboojiye)
 • Total 90,000 km2 (30,000 sq mi)
 • Total 2,500,000
 • Density 28/km2 (70/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)
Area code(s) 252
Website hiiraan.com

Hiran (Somali: Hiiraan, Arabic: هيران‎) is an administrative region (gobol) in central Somalia. Mainly inhabited by the Xawaadle,Gaalje'el clans which are a subclan of Hawiye.


Hiran is bordered by the Somali Region of Ethiopia to the northwest, as well as the Somali provinces of Galgudud to the northeast, Middle Shebelle (Shabeellaha Dhexe) to the south, Lower Shebelle (Shabellaha Hoose) to the southwest, and Bay and Bakool to the west. And approximetly has 90,000 km square. The Shebelle River flows into Hiran from Ethiopia, coursing through the provincial capital of Beledweyne.

Somali president visiting in Beledweyne
Somali president (right) visiting in Beledweyne capital city of Hiran region on October 23, 2014


 Somalia The Hiran region consists of eight districts,it is one of the bread baskets of somalia it is also the only undivided region since it was formed :[1]

Major Universities


  1. ^ "Hiran Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 December 2013.

External links

  • "Hiiran Google Satellite Map" Maplandia World Gazetteer

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