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Beledweyne Destination Guide

Discover Beledweyne in Somalia

Beledweyne in the region of Hiiraan with its 55,410 habitants is a town located in Somalia - some 187 mi or ( 300 km ) North of Mogadishu , the country's capital .

Interactive map of Beledweyne

Local time in Beledweyne is now 07:20 PM (Monday) . The local timezone is named " Africa/Mogadishu " with a UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Qoyaan, Qoryooley, Mogadishu, Lap Dere, and Hodlei. When in this area, you might want to check out Qoyaan . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Beledweyne ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Shebelle Valley

The Shebelle Valley or Shabeelle Valley is a valley in the Horn of Africa. It follows the line of the Shebelle River north from the Indian Ocean through Somalia and into Ethiopia. Along with the Jubba Valley, and nearby lakes Chamo and Abaya, the valley is considered an Endemic Bird Area by Birdlife International.

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Located at 4.73 45.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: Landforms of Somalia, Shebelle River, Valleys of Ethiopia

2009 Beledweyne bombing

The 2009 Beledweyne bombing took place on June 18, 2009 in Beledweyne, Hiiraan, Somalia. A suicide bomber carried out the attack, detonating an explosives-laden vehicle at the front gate of the Medina Hotel. The blast killed 35 people, among them the Somali security minister Omar Hashi Aden, former Somali ambassador to Ethiopia and the African Union Abdikarim Farah, and several Somali diplomats. The al-Shabaab group claimed responsibility for the attack.

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Located at 4.73 45.20 (Lat./Long.); Less than 0 km away
Tags: 2009 in Somalia, Mass murder in 2009, Suicide bombings in Somalia, Suicide car and truck bombings, Terrorism in Somalia, Terrorist incidents in Somalia in 2009

Historical Weather

temperature and rainfall during the year in Beledweyne