Nugal, Somalia

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A residential area in Garowe.
A residential area in Garowe.
Location in Somalia.
Location in Somalia.
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Country  Somalia
Regional State  Puntland
Capital Garowe
 • Governor Abdiqani Hashi Ali
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)

Nugal (Somali: Nugaal, Arabic: نوغال‎‎) is an administrative region (gobol) in northeastern Somalia.[1]


It is bordered by Ethiopia and the Somali regions of Sool to the west, Bari to the north, and Mudug to the south. The Indian Ocean flanks the province to the east.

Nugal is centered on Garowe, the capital of the autonomous Puntland macro-region.

A major geographic feature of the region is the Nugaal Valley, a large shallow drainage basin fed by the Nugal and Dheer seasonal rivers during the April–June rainy season.


The Nugal region consists of three districts:[2]

Major towns


  1. "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 6 December 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Nugaal Region" (PDF). Retrieved 30 January 2014.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>