Sheikh, Somaliland

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Sheikh
Town
The countryside between Sheikh and Berbera.
The countryside between Sheikh and Berbera.
Country  Somaliland
Region Sahil
District Sheekh
Time zone UTC+3 (EAT)

Sheikh (Somali: Sheekh, Arabic: شَيخ‎), also known as Shiikh, is a town in the northwestern Sahil [1] province of Somaliland. It is situated 70 km north of Burao.The city is inhabited by people from the Derayahan and the Reer Sahal subdivisions of the Issa Musse sub-clan of Isaaq.

Overview

As with many other areas in northern Somalia, Sheikh is noted for its numerous historical structures. Ancient temples found in the town are reportedly similar to those in the Deccan Plateau in South Asia.[2]

The broader Sheikh District has a total population of 133,625 residents.[3]

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Somaliland regions - page 8.
  2. ^ "Some account of Somaliland: With Notes on Journeys Through the Gadabürsi and Western Ogaden countries, 1896–1897". Scottish Geographical Magazine. 14 (2). 98. doi:10.1080/00369229808732974. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  3. ^ "Regions, districts, and their populations: Somalia 2005 (draft)" (PDF). UNDP. Retrieved 21 September 2013.

References

  • Sheikh, Somalia


[4] Regions of Somaliland - page 8.

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