Hirshabelle State

Hirshabelle, officially Hirshabelle State of Somalia (Somali: Dowlad Goboleedka Hirshabelle ee Soomaaliya), is a Federal Member State in south-central Somalia. It is bordered by Galmudug state of Somalia to the north, South West State of Somalia and Banadir region to the south, Ethiopia to the west and the Indian Ocean to the east. Jowhar is the capital of the Hirshabelle state of Somalia.

Hirshabelle State of Somalia
  • Dowlad Goboleedka Hirshabeele ee Soomaaliya (Somali)
  • ولاية هيرشابيل الصومال  (Arabic)
  • Wilāyat hirshabeele aṣ-Ṣūmāl
Coat of arms
Anthem: Qolobaa Calankeed
04°44′09″N 045°12′13″E
Largest cityBeledweyne
Official languagesSomali
Ethnic groups
GovernmentAutonomous presidential democracy
Ali Abdullahi Hussein
Yusuf Ahmed Hagar
Abdihakim Luqman
Autonomy Federal Member State 
within Somalia
10 October 2016
 2020 estimate
3,771,638 (estimate)
CurrencySomali shilling (SOS)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
 Summer (DST)
UTC+3 (not observed)
Driving sideright
Calling code+252 (Somalia)
ISO 3166 codeSO
Internet TLD.so

Hirshabelle consists of the Hiran and Middle Shabelle regions of Somalia. The name of the state originates from combining their names. Hirshabelle proclaimed itself the autonomous Federal Member State of the Federal Republic of Somalia as stipulated in the provisional Constitution of Somalia.

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