Alula, Somalia

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Alula (Caluula, علولة), also spelled Aluula, is a coastal town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia, on the coast of the Guardafui Channel.wikipedia
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Bari, Somalia

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Alula (Caluula, علولة), also spelled Aluula, is a coastal town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia, on the coast of the Guardafui Channel.
Carved out of the Bari region, it consists of three districts and has its capital at Alula.

Majeerteen Sultanate

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In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, it served as the main capital of the Majeerteen Sultanate.
The Majeerteen Sultanate's main capital was at Alula, with its seasonal headquarters at Bargal.

Guardafui Channel

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Alula (Caluula, علولة), also spelled Aluula, is a coastal town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia, on the coast of the Guardafui Channel.
On the western mainland on the Horn African coast, lie the Puntite localities of Aluula, Ras Filuk, Cape Guardafui, Bereeda, Tohen and Bargal.

Ras Filuk

7 nautical miles (8 miles) west lies Ras Filuk, the likely Cape Elephant (Elephas) of Strabo and the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.
It lies 39 nautical miles (45 miles) west of Cape Guardafui, 7 nautical miles (8 miles) west of Alula and 52 nautical miles (60 miles) east of Qandala.

Alula Lagoon

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Adjacent to Alula is a shallow lagoon surrounded by mangrove bushes, which appears to correspond with the "large laurel-grove called Acannae" also described by the Periplus.
It is located northeast of Alula, the northernmost town in Somalia.

Puntland

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In the post-independence period, Alula became the principal town in the Alula District, situated in the autonomous Puntland state.
Centred in Aluula, it controlled much of northern and central Somalia in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Bereeda

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20 nautical miles (23 miles) east of Alula lies the coastal town of Bereeda.
It lies 12 nautical miles (14 miles) west of Cape Guardafui and 20 nautical miles (23 miles) east of Alula.

Alula District

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In the post-independence period, Alula became the principal town in the Alula District, situated in the autonomous Puntland state.
Its capital lies at Alula.

Cape Guardafui

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Alula is located about 50 km west of Cape Guardafui, at the extremity of the Horn of Africa.
Carved out of the Bari region, it consists of five districts (Baargaal, Bareeda, Alula, Muranyo and Gumbax) and has its capital at Alula.

Alula Airport

Air transportation in Alula is served by the Alula Airport.
Alula Airport is an airport serving Aluula (Alula, Caluula), a Gulf of Aden coastal village in the Bari region of northeastern Somalia.

Habo, Somalia

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Among these are Xabo, Geesaley, Murcanyo, Xoogad and Alula Primary.
It lies between the towns of Alula and Qandala.

Dry stone

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The structure is formed by a rectangular drystone wall that is low in height; the space in between is filled with rubble and manually covered with small stones.
In northeastern Somalia, on the coastal plain 20 km to Aluula's east are found ruins of an ancient monument in a platform style.

Geesaley

Among these are Xabo, Geesaley, Murcanyo, Xoogad and Alula Primary.
Carved out of the Bari region, it consists of three districts and has its capital at Alula.

Somalia

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Alula (Caluula, علولة), also spelled Aluula, is a coastal town in the northeastern Bari province of Somalia, on the coast of the Guardafui Channel.

Somali language

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Alula is derived from the Somali term "lul", which means pearl.

Pearl

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Alula is derived from the Somali term "lul", which means pearl.

Horn of Africa

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Alula is located about 50 km west of Cape Guardafui, at the extremity of the Horn of Africa.

Nautical mile

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7 nautical miles (8 miles) west lies Ras Filuk, the likely Cape Elephant (Elephas) of Strabo and the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea. 20 nautical miles (23 miles) east of Alula lies the coastal town of Bereeda.

Strabo

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7 nautical miles (8 miles) west lies Ras Filuk, the likely Cape Elephant (Elephas) of Strabo and the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.

Periplus of the Erythraean Sea

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7 nautical miles (8 miles) west lies Ras Filuk, the likely Cape Elephant (Elephas) of Strabo and the Periplus of the Erythraean Sea.

Mangrove

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Adjacent to Alula is a shallow lagoon surrounded by mangrove bushes, which appears to correspond with the "large laurel-grove called Acannae" also described by the Periplus.

Menhir

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Relatively large standing stones (menhirs) are also positioned on the edifice's corners.

Osman Mahamuud

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A castle built in the city for the kingdom's Boqor (King) Osman Mahamuud is one of a number of local remains from this era.

Murcanyo

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Among these are Xabo, Geesaley, Murcanyo, Xoogad and Alula Primary.

Port

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According to the Somali government, the town has a small seaport.