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The streets of Burao.

Named after the eponymous river which runs through the area, Togdheer is one of the administrative regions of the self-declared republic of Somaliland. The capital of Burao is also one of Somaliland's largest cities and a major trading post for the surrounding towns and provinces.

The far south-east reaches of Togdheer region called Cayn are controlled by SSC-Khatumo and claimed by Puntland, the autonomous region of Somalia. However, this is hardly likely to affect travellers with the SSC-Khatumo government in full control of the area.


Map of Togdheer
  • 1 Burao - largest city and the region's political and economic capital
  • 2 Buuhoodle Buuhoodle on Wikipedia
  • 3 Oodweyne Oodweyne on Wikipedia
  • 4 Sheekh Sheikh, Somaliland on Wikipedia

Get in


There are highways leading in from Berbera and Hargeisa in Woqooyi Galbeed. There is also a road from Lascanood in Sool. All of these highways meet at Burao.

Get around



Rural landscape near Burao.

The area due south of Burao is a huge grass savannah which draws a wide range of animals. While the local fauna was hunted to near-extinction during the Civil War of the 1980s, the animal population is now making a comeback. Animals that roam the region include kudu, wild boars, zebras, Somali wild asses, warthogs, antelopes, Somali sheep, wild goats, camels, lions and leopards, along with numerous species of birds.





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