Hargeisa (Somali: Hargaysa, Arabic: هرجيسا‎) is the caipital o the Woqooyi Galbeed region an the 2nt lairgest ceety in Somalie wi a population o approximately 1.3 million. Hergesia is the caipital o Somaliland, a de facto independent republic that is internaitionally recognised as a pairt o Somalie. It wis the colonial caipital o Breetish Somaliland frae 1941 tae 1960 when it gained independence as the State o Somaliland an unitit wi Italian Somaliland tae form the Somali Republic.



Central Hargeisa at dusk.
Central Hargeisa at dusk.
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Coordinates: 10°00′00″N 44°30′00″E / 10.00000°N 44.50000°E / 10.00000; 44.50000Coordinates: 10°00′00″N 44°30′00″E / 10.00000°N 44.50000°E / 10.00000; 44.50000
Kintra Somaliland
RegionWoqooyi Galbeed
 1960 (State o Somaliland)
 1991 (Somalie)
 • MayorYusuf Warsame Saeed
 • Tot1,200,000[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)


  1. Hargeisa City Hall. Retrieved on 2012-10-17. (2000 est.)