Location in Somalie.
|• Govrenor||Abdi Jinow Alasow|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
As pairt o the umwhile Benadir region, Middle Shabelle's caipital was Mogadishu up till the mid-1980s, when the town o Jowhar became the caipital. It is namit efter the Shebelle River that passes throu this region.
Middle Shebelle is principally inhabitit bi various sub-clans o the Somali Mudulood clan; maist notably the Abgaal. Ither Mudulood subclans that reside in the region include the Udeejeen, Moobleen an Hiilebi, who live alangside the Galje'l an Hawadle. Thare are members o the nan-Somali ethnic minority Bantu group (Kaboole) an aw.
The region supports livestock production, rain-fed an gravity irrigatit agricultur an fisheries, wi a annual rainfaw atween 150 an 500 millimetres coverin a aurie o approximately 60,000 square kilometres. It haes a 400 km coastline on the Indian Ocean.
Middle Shebelle consists o fower destricts: