Banaadir

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Benaadir (Banaadir, بنادر, Benadir) is an administrative region (gobol) in southeastern Somalia.wikipedia
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Mogadishu

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It covers the same area as the city of Mogadishu, Somalia's capital. "Benaadir" is derived from the Somali banaadir, which means "coast", in reference to the southern Somali coastal cities of Mogadishu, Merka and Barawa.
Located in the coastal Banadir region on the Somali Sea, the city has served as an important port for millennia.

Administrative divisions of Somalia

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Benaadir (Banaadir, بنادر, Benadir) is an administrative region (gobol) in southeastern Somalia.

Middle Shabelle

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Benaadir is bordered by the Middle Shebelle (Shabeellaha Dhexe) and Lower Shebelle (Shabeellaha Hoose), as well as the Somali Sea.
It is bordered by the Somali regions of Galguduud, Hiran, Lower Shabelle (Shabellaha Hoose), and Banaadir, as well as the Somali Sea.

Somalia

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Benaadir (Banaadir, بنادر, Benadir) is an administrative region (gobol) in southeastern Somalia.
The Fascist government had direct rule only over the Benadir territory.

Lower Shabelle

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Benaadir is bordered by the Middle Shebelle (Shabeellaha Dhexe) and Lower Shebelle (Shabeellaha Hoose), as well as the Somali Sea.
It is bordered by the Somali regions of Banaadir, Middle Shabelle (Shabeellaha Dhexe), Hiran, Bay, Middle Juba (Jubbada Dhexe) and by the Somali Sea.

Barawa

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"Benaadir" is derived from the Somali banaadir, which means "coast", in reference to the southern Somali coastal cities of Mogadishu, Merka and Barawa.
Eventually, in 1910, Barawa was ceded to the control of the Italians when the Geledi Sultanate was forced to agree to the annexation of all the Banadir ports to the Italian Company already established in the Horn of Africa after the death of the last Sultan Osman Ahmed in 1910.

Ibn Battuta

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The famous explorer Ibn Battuta gave us the best description of Mogadishu city and its Muslim society on the Horn of Africa in the tenth century.
Ibn Battuta added that the city was ruled by a Somali Sultan, Abu Bakr ibn Sayx 'Umar, who was originally from Berbera in northern Somalia and spoke both Somali (referred to by Battuta as Mogadishan, the Benadir dialect of Somali) and Arabic with equal fluency.

Italian Somalis

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In the 1930s the Benadir section inside the "triangle Mogadiscio-Merca-Villabruzzi" was the most developed area of "Somalia italiana", with a 114 km railway and many paved roads with the Petrella international airport and the Mogadiscio port: nearly all the Italian Somalians lived there.
In 1892, the Italian explorer Robecchi Bricchetti for the first time labeled as Somalia the region in the Horn of Africa referred to as Benadir.

Italian Somaliland

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The Benadir colony was renamed on 16 March 1905 and became the Italian Somalia with the district Italian administration directly in Benadir, and with the protected Sultanates of Obbia (Hobyo) and Majertin (Majeerteen).
Italy gained control of the ports of the Benadir coastal area with the concession of a small strip of land on the coast from the Sultan of Zanzibar, and over the following decades, Italian settlement was encouraged.

Daynile District

Daynile
Daynile District (Degmada Dayniile) is a large district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Karan District

Karan
Kaaraan District (Degmada Kaaraan) is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Dharkenley District

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Dharkenley District (Degmada Dharkenley) is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Abdiaziz District

Abdiaziz
Abdiaziz District (Degmada Cabdicasiis), also spelled Abdi Asis District, is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Hamar Jajab District

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Hamar Jajab district (Degmada Xamar Jajab) is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Genale

The Italians -settling in huge numbers- italianised the capital Mogadiscio (that in 1940 was called the "White Pearl of Indian Ocean" and was practically a fully Italianised city with over 40% of inhabitants being Italians or descendants of Italians) and the 3 main cities in the Shebelle river farm area (Villabruzzi with 3000 colonists, Genale with 700 and Vittorio with 400).
But little communities of Italian colonists existed also in the Benadir cities of Merca (250 Italians), Brava (150), Chisimaio (120), Baidora (300) and Itala (50), where they lived in small areas that were the only fully modern & developed sections of these little cities.

Shibis District

Shibis
Shibis District (Degmada Shibis) is a district of the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Hawle Wadag District

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Hawle Wadag District (Degmada Howlwadaag) is a district in the central Banaadir region of Somalia.

Wadajir District

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Wadajir District (Degmada Wadajir), also called Medina District or Madina District is a district in the south-central Banaadir region of Somalia.

Hamar Weyne District

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Hamar Weyne District (Degmada Xamar Weyne) is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Bondhere District

Bondhere
Bondhere District (Degmada Boondheere) is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Hodan District

Hodan
Hodan District (Degmada Hodan) is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Waberi District

Waberi
Waberi District (Degmada Waaberi) is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Warta Nabada District

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Warta Nabada District is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.

Huriwa District

Heliwa
Heliwaa District (Degmada Huriwaa) is a district in the southeastern Banaadir region of Somalia.