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Garowe (Somali: Garoowe, Arabic: غاروي‎) is the administrative capital of the Puntland, in northeastern Somalia.


In the Nugal province of northeastern Somalia, in the heart of the Puntland region, fast-growing Garowe is the seat of the regional parliament, the presidential palace and government ministries, and is a local media and cultural hub.


The area was ruled in the 19th century by the Majeerteen Sultanate. It was later incorporated into Italian Somaliland.

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By plane[edit]

Flights are limited to a few arrivals per week. Jubba Airways has once-weekly flights from both Mogadishu and Hargeisa.

  • 1 Garowe International Airport. Garowe International Airport (Q15221425) on Wikidata Garowe Airport on Wikipedia

By car[edit]

Garowe is traversed by a 750-km north–south highway that connects major cities in the northern part of the country, such as Bosaso and Galkayo, with towns in the south.

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Being the retail and fashion hub of Somalia, it is no surprise that shopping is one of Garowe's greatest pleasures. From the local suuqa injida (injimarket) and Oolympic Shopping Mall to top-end shopping malls and everything in between, you will be sure to find something to suit your budget and style.


Traditional banana and rice.


Somali shaah (tea)


A hotel in Garowe.

Garowe has more than 30 hotels, many of surprisingly high quality, and guest houses.

  • Rayaan Park Hotel, isbartiibada Road (bus). Check-in: 14:00, check-out: 14:00. US$15.


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