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The Somali Regional State of Ethiopia [Ogaden]

The Somali State of Ethiopia well known Ogaden region has a very large area size ranking the second next to the Oromia State. At present the Somali state consists of eleven (11) regions, four city councils (4) and ninety four (94) districts.

Capital City: Jijiga is the capital city of the State.

Location

The State of Somali [Ogaden] shares common borders with the State of Afar and the republic of Djibouti in the North, Kenya in the South, the State of Oromia in the West, and Somalia in the East and in the South.

Area

The State of Somali [Ogaden] has an estimated area of about 327,068 km².

Population

According to the estimation census conducted by the Ethiopia at the beginning of September 1997, the number of the population of the state was 3,439,860 of which 1,875,996 were males and 1,563,864 females. The urban residents of the State of Somali number 492,710 households in the region, with an average of 6.6 persons per household. The State has a high sex ratio of 120 (the number of males) to 100 females. The ethnic composition includes, Somali 95.6%, Oromo 2.25%, Amhara 0.69%, and Somalis 0.63%, and Guragie 0.14%. Somali is predominantly spoken within the State. It constitutes 95.9%. It is also the working language of the State, Other major languages are Oromifa 2.24%, Amharic 0.92%, and Guragigna 0.033%. According to the census result, 98.7% of the population are Muslim. 0.9% Orthodox Christians, and 0.3% are followers of other religions.

Major Economic Activities

Although most of the people of the state of Somali, mainly earn their livelihood from livestock, they practice crop production as well. The major crops cultivated in the region are sorghum, maize and vegetable. Wheat and barley are also harvested in a smaller amount each year. Commercial activity is another occupation that is significantly exercised in the region.

Topography and Climate

The majority of the region has an altitude of 900 meters above sea level and in some areas the altitude reaches 1600 meters. Of the total area size of the State approximately 80% is flat & 7% mountainous. Regarding climate, 80% of the region is classified as “Kolla” (lowlands), 5% highland (“Dega”), and 15% of the area fall under temperate (“Woyna Dega”) category. The maximum temperature reaches 32-40°C. In the temperate (“Woyna Dega”) areas the temperature is within 20-28°C. The mean annual rainfall of the State is estimated to be 300-500 mm.

Rivers and Lakes

The State has three big rivers, namely Wabe Shebele, Genale and Weybe, which could be utilized for irrigation.

Livestock

The region claims to have about 11.15 million domestic animals (1997 G.C.) of which 2.15 million are cattle. 5.63 million are sheep and goats and 392,000 pack animals.

Fauna

All the nine regions have equally high density of wild animals present, especially in Nogob, Liban, Shabelle and Afdheer. The wild animal living in the Somali state are tiger, cheater, dear, giraffe, elephant, hyena,lion, fox and many more

Livestock

The state of Somali is known for its livestock resources from which most of the Somali people earn their livelihood. The region is estimated to have about 19.2 million domestic animals out of which sheep constitute for 53% (nearly 8 million in number). Goats and cattle are the second and third most important domestic animals in the State accounting for 20% (3.1 million in number) and 15% (2.3 million in number), respectively. Camels are actually the most important animals in the day to day life of the pastoralist Somali people, and they constitute for about 9% (1.3 million in number).

Investment

Until the beginning of 1997 the  investment office of the State of Somali has awarded investment certificates to 12 projects. The total investment capital of the projects is 28.6 million Birr and is expected to create employment opportunity to 140 people. The major sector, which attracted 5 investors with a total capital of 18.3 million Birr is agriculture, five investors are engaged in industry (food manufacturing) with a total investment capital of 4.8 million.

The state is very rich in livestock. Moreover, it is endowed with natural gum, natural salt (in Afdem zone), natural gas oil  has high potential for investment.
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1. Degmooyinka Gabalka Afdheer

T/D M/dagmada M/magalada Mansabka
1
Hargeele
Hargeele
C/gabalka
2
Ceel-kari
Ceel-kari
Degmo
3
Jarati
Jarat
Degmo
4
Baarey
Baarey
Degmo
5
Ime-bari
Ime-bari
Degmo
6
Dolo-bay
Dolo-bay
Degmo
7
Raaso
Raaso
Degmo
8 Godgod Godgod Degmo
9 Qooxle Qooxle Degmo

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2. Degmooyinka Gabalka Dhawa

T/D M/dagmada M/magalada Mansabka
1
Leeyi
Leeyi
C/gabalka
2
Mubaarak
Mubaarak
Degmo
3
Hudhaat
Hudhaat
Degmo
4
Mooyaale
Mooyaale
Degmo
5
Qadhaadhumo
Qadhaadhumo
Degmo

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3. Degmooyinka Gabalka Dool

T/D M/dagmada M/magalada Mansabka
1
Wardheer
Wardheer
C/gabalka
2
Danood
Danood
Degmo
3
Bookh
Bookh
Degmo
4
Daratole
Daratole
Degmo
5
Galaadi
Galaadi
Degmo
6 Lahelow Lahelow Degmo
7 Galxamud Galxamdu Degmo

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4. Degmooyinka Gabalka Faafan

T/D M/dagmada M/magaalada Mansabka
1
Jijiga
Jijiga
C/gabalka
2
Aw-bare
Aw-bare
Dagmo
3
Harti-Sheekh
Harti-sheekh
Dagmo
4
Gursum
Gursum
Dagmo
5
Baabili
Baabili
Dagmo
6
Q/bayax
Q/bayax
Dagmo
7
T/guuleed
T/guuleed
Dagmo
8 Mula Mula Degmo
9 Haroorayso Haroorayso Degmo
10 Dhar-wanaaje Dhar-wanaage Degmo

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5. Degmooyinka Gabalka Erar

T/D M/dagmada M/magalada Mansabka
1
Fiiq
Fiiq
C/gabalka
2
Xamaro
Xamaro
Degmo
3
Laga-hido
Laga-hido
Degmo
4
Salaxaad
Salaxaad
Degmo
5
Mayaa-muluqo
Mayaa-muluqo
Degmo
6
Qubi
Qubi
Degmo
7
Yaxoob
Yaxoob
Degmo
8
Waangaay
Waangaay
Degmo

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6. Dagmooyinka Gabalka Jarar

T/d M/dagmada M/magaalada Mansabka
1
Dh/buur
Dh/buur
C/gabalka
2
Awaare
Awaare
Dagmo
3
Guno-gado
Guno-gado
Dagmo
4
Dh/madow
Dh/madow
Dagmo
5
Gaashaamo
Gaashaamo
Dagmi
6
Araarso
Araarso
Dagmo
7
Bir-qod
Bir-qod
Dagmo
8
Daroor
Daroor
Dagmo
9
Yoocaale
Yoocaale
Dagmo
10 Bilcil-buur Bilcil-buur Degmo
11 Dig Dig Degmo

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7. Dagmooyinka Gabalka Liibaan

T/d M/dagmada M/magaalada Mansabka
1
Filtu
Filtu
C/gabalka
2
Dolo-cade
Dolo-cade
Dagmo
3
Suufka
Suufka
Dagmo
4
Qarsaa-dhula
Qarsaa-dhula
Dagmo
5 Boqol-maayo Boqol-maayo Degmo
6 Goora-baqaqsa Goora-baqaqsa Degmo
7 Gura-dhaamoole Gura-dhaamooble Degmo

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8. Dagmooyinka Gabalka Nogob

T/d M/dagmada M/magaalada Mansabka
1
Ceel-wayne
Ceel-wayne
C/gabalka
2
Xaraarey
Xaraarey
Dagmo
3
Saggag
Saggag
Dagmo
4
Dhuxun
Dhuxun
Dagmo
5
Cayuun
Cayuun
Dagmo
6
Garbo
Garbo
Dagmo
7
Hora-shagax
Hora-shagax
Dagmo

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9. Dagmooyinka Gabalka Qoraxeey

T/d M/dagmada M/magaalada Mansabka
1
Dhoobo-wayn
Dhoobo-wayn
Dagmo
2
Marsin
Marsin
Dagmo
3
Shaygoosh
Shaygoosh
dagmo
4
Shilaabo
Shilaabo
Dagmo
5
Qabri-dahare
Qabri-dahare
C/gabalka
6 Higlooley Higlooley Degmo
7 Boodaley Boodaley Degmo
8 Laas-dhankayre Laas-dhankayre Degmo
9 Kudunbuur Kudunbuur Degmo
10 Ceel-Ogadeen Ceel-Ogadeen Degmo

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10. Damooyinka Gabalka Shabeele

T/d M/dagmada M/magaalada Mansabka
1
Godey
Godey
C/gabalka
2
Qalaafe
Qalaafe
Dagmo
3
Feerfeer
Feerfeer
Dagmo
4
Mustaxiil
Mustaxiil
Dagmo
5
Dhanaan
Dhanaan
Dagmo
6
Iimayda-Bari
Iimayda-Bari
Dagmo
7
Bohol-xagar
Bohol-xagar
Dagmo
8
Galbeedka-Godey
Galbeedka-Godey
Dagmo
9 Elale Elale Degmo
10 Abaaqorow Abaaqorow Degmo

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11. Dagmooyinka Gabalka Sitti

T/d M/dagmada M/magaalada Mansabka
1
Shiniile
Shiniile
C/gabalka
2
Dhambal
Dhamal
Dagmo
3
Afdam
Afdam
Dagmo
4
Erar
Erar
Dagmo
5
Ayshica
Ayshica
Dagmo
6
Ma,ayso
Ma,ayso
Dagmo
7
Hadha-gaale
Hadha-gaale
Dagmo
8 Gablaalu Gablaalu Degmo
9 Biki Biki Degmo

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