Sanaag

Maakhir CoastSanaag RegionDaratolehJidballiSanaag Region, Somalia
Sanaag (Sanaag, سناج ) is an administrative region (gobol) in northern Somalia, within the autonomous region of Somaliland.wikipedia
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Erigavo

CeerigaaboErigaboEirgavo
Its capital city is Erigavo.
Erigavo (Ceerigaabo), also spelled as Erigabo, is the capital and largest city of the Northeastern Sanaag region of Somaliland.

Bari, Somalia

BariBari regionBari Dynasties
Sanaag has a long coastline facing the Gulf of Aden to the north, and is bordered by the Somali regions of Woqooyi Galbeed, Togdheer, Sool and Bari.
It is bordered by the Somali regions of Sanaag to the west, Nugal to the south, the Gulf of Aden to the north and the Guardafui Channel to the east.

Togdheer

Togdheer RegionTogdheer Region, Somalia
Sanaag has a long coastline facing the Gulf of Aden to the north, and is bordered by the Somali regions of Woqooyi Galbeed, Togdheer, Sool and Bari.
Togdheer is bordered by Woqooyi Galbeed from the north & west, while Ethiopia to the south, and eastern side of the regions of Sanaag and Sool.

Heis (town)

HeisMundusMundus/Xīs
The Sanaag region and northern Somalia in general is home to numerous archaeological sites, with rock art, ancient ruins, buildings and cairns found at numerous sites like Gudmo Biyo Cas, Heis, Maydh, Haylan, Qa'ableh, Qombo'ul and El Ayo to name a few.
Heis (Xiis) is a coastal town in the northern Sanaag province of the Republic of Somaliland.

Maydh

town of the same name
The Sanaag region and northern Somalia in general is home to numerous archaeological sites, with rock art, ancient ruins, buildings and cairns found at numerous sites like Gudmo Biyo Cas, Heis, Maydh, Haylan, Qa'ableh, Qombo'ul and El Ayo to name a few.
Maydh (also transliterated as Mait or Meit) is an ancient port city in the northern Sanaag region of Somalia

Haylan

The Sanaag region and northern Somalia in general is home to numerous archaeological sites, with rock art, ancient ruins, buildings and cairns found at numerous sites like Gudmo Biyo Cas, Heis, Maydh, Haylan, Qa'ableh, Qombo'ul and El Ayo to name a few.
Haylan, (Heylaan), is an ancient town in the northern Sanaag region of Somalia.

Somalia

SomaliFederal Republic of SomaliaSOM
Sanaag (Sanaag, سناج ) is an administrative region (gobol) in northern Somalia, within the autonomous region of Somaliland. Sanaag is a disputed region, claimed as sovereign territory by the two autonomous Somaliland and Puntland macro-regions of Somalia.

Qa’ableh

Qa'ableh
The Sanaag region and northern Somalia in general is home to numerous archaeological sites, with rock art, ancient ruins, buildings and cairns found at numerous sites like Gudmo Biyo Cas, Heis, Maydh, Haylan, Qa'ableh, Qombo'ul and El Ayo to name a few.
Qa’ableh is a town in the eastern Sanaag region of Somalia.

Qombo'ul

The Sanaag region and northern Somalia in general is home to numerous archaeological sites, with rock art, ancient ruins, buildings and cairns found at numerous sites like Gudmo Biyo Cas, Heis, Maydh, Haylan, Qa'ableh, Qombo'ul and El Ayo to name a few.
Qombo'ul (Qumbucul) is an historical town in the eastern Sanaag region of Somalia.

El Ayo

CeelaayoElaayo
The Sanaag region and northern Somalia in general is home to numerous archaeological sites, with rock art, ancient ruins, buildings and cairns found at numerous sites like Gudmo Biyo Cas, Heis, Maydh, Haylan, Qa'ableh, Qombo'ul and El Ayo to name a few.
El Ayo (Ceelaayo, عيلايو), also known as El Ayum, is a coastal town in the northern Sanaag region of Somalia.

Somaliland

RegionRepublic of SomalilandDistrict
Sanaag (Sanaag, سناج ) is an administrative region (gobol) in northern Somalia, within the autonomous region of Somaliland. Sanaag is a disputed region, claimed as sovereign territory by the two autonomous Somaliland and Puntland macro-regions of Somalia.
Somaliland forces took control of the town of Las Qorey in eastern Sanaag on 10 July 2008, along with positions 5 km east of the town.

Administrative divisions of Somalia

Regiondistrictgobol
Sanaag has a long coastline facing the Gulf of Aden to the north, and is bordered by the Somali regions of Woqooyi Galbeed, Togdheer, Sool and Bari. Sanaag (Sanaag, سناج ) is an administrative region (gobol) in northern Somalia, within the autonomous region of Somaliland.

Garhajis

Habar YoonisHabr YunisEidagale
The region is mainly inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, principally the Habar Yoonis and Habar Jeclo sub-clans of the Isaaq and the Dhulbahante and Warsangali sub-divisions of the Harti Darod.
The Garhajis inhabit the western Togdheer, eastern Woqooyi Galbeed, southern Sahil, northern Sool and central Sanaag regions of Somaliland.

Dhulbahante

BaharsameDulbahante
The region is mainly inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, principally the Habar Yoonis and Habar Jeclo sub-clans of the Isaaq and the Dhulbahante and Warsangali sub-divisions of the Harti Darod.
In Somalia, the Dhulbahante primarily settle in the three northern regions of Sool, Sanaag, and Togdheer, but they also have a significant presences in Jubaland, particularly in the city of Kismayo.

Isaaq

Habar JecloArapSheikh Isaaq Bin Ahmed Al Hashimi
The region is mainly inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, principally the Habar Yoonis and Habar Jeclo sub-clans of the Isaaq and the Dhulbahante and Warsangali sub-divisions of the Harti Darod.
They live in all 5 regions of Somaliland such as Awdal, Woqooyi Galbeed, Togdheer, Sanaag and Sool.

Darod

HartiDaroodAbsame
The region is mainly inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, principally the Habar Yoonis and Habar Jeclo sub-clans of the Isaaq and the Dhulbahante and Warsangali sub-divisions of the Harti Darod.
The Darod in Somalia mainly live in the Federal Member States of Jubbaland and Puntland as well as the northern regions of Sool, Sanaag and Cayn.

Puntland

Puntland State of SomaliaGeography of PuntlandClimate of Puntland
Sanaag is a disputed region, claimed as sovereign territory by the two autonomous Somaliland and Puntland macro-regions of Somalia.
It was one of the largest sultanates ever established in the territory, and, at the height of its power, included the Sanaag region and parts of the northeastern Bari region of the country, an area historically known as Maakhir or the Maakhir Coast.

Warsangali

Warsangeli
The region is mainly inhabited by people from the Somali ethnic group, principally the Habar Yoonis and Habar Jeclo sub-clans of the Isaaq and the Dhulbahante and Warsangali sub-divisions of the Harti Darod.
They reside in eastern Sanaag and the northwestern part of the Bari region, western Djibouti and southeastern Eritrea along with some parts of southern Somalia (Bay, Bakool and Jubbada Hoose) and Dhofar region of Oman.

Badhan, Sanaag

Badhan
Badhan (Badhan; برن), also known as Baran is a town in the Sanaag region of Somalialand.

Maakhir

independenceMaakhir State of Somalia
On July 1, 2007, the state of Maakhir, also known as Badhan District, was declared in the area.
Maakhir State proclaimed autonomy at a 1 July 2007 ceremony in Badhan in response to overlapping claims of Somaliland and Puntland over the western Sanaag and western Bari, both of which have led to several gun battles over control of the territory between Somaliland and Puntland.

Frankincense

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In recent history, the Sanaag region normally maintained a diverse economy, producing and then exporting to other regions, it produced livestock, frankincense, and leather for export, this was happening while the region lacked basic infrastructure, but sadly, after the outbreak of civil war the region's economy collapsed from loss of markets and dilapidated infrastructure has never helped, and lack of investment.
In Somalia, frankincense is harvested in the Sanaag and Bari regions: mountains lying at the northwest of Erigavo; El Afweyn District; Cal Madow mountain range, a westerly escarpment that runs parallel to the coast; Cal Miskeed, including Hantaara and Habeeno plateau and a middle segment of the frankincense-growing escarpment; Karkaar mountains or eastern escarpment, which lies at the eastern fringe of the frankinscence escarpment.

Las Khorey

LaasqorayLas QoreyLasqoray
Las Khorey (Laasqoray, لاسقُرَى ) is an ancient coastal city in the northern Sanaag region of Somalia.

Erigavo District

Ceerigaabo DistrictErigavo
Erigavo District (Degmada Ceerigaabo) is a district in the central Sanaag region of Somaliland.

Dararweyne

Dararweyne is a town in south-central Sanaag in Somaliland.

El Afweyn

El AfweyneCeel Afweyn
El Afweyn, also known as Ceel Afweyn, is a city in the western Sanaag region of Somaliland.