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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby waraabe251 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:49 pm

Hawdian this is actually closer to reality.

Moqdisho: 1.4 million
Hargiesa: 950, 000
Djibouti: 600,000
Bosaaso: 250,000
Burco: 240,000
Baydhabo: 230,000
Borama: 225,000
Jigjiga: 200,000


There is no WAY hargeisa is 4X the size of Bosaso. I think it is at most 500,000
a district of hargeisa is bigger then boosaso. Burco is bigger then boosaso but bosaso might have more people then burco not by much though

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby Basra- » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:10 pm

I must SAY Bossaso looks inspirational.


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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby samatar133 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:31 pm

Hawdian this is actually closer to reality.

Moqdisho: 1.4 million
Hargiesa: 950, 000
Djibouti: 600,000
Bosaaso: 250,000
Burco: 240,000
Baydhabo: 230,000
Borama: 225,000
Jigjiga: 200,000


There is no WAY hargeisa is 4X the size of Bosaso. I think it is at most 500,000
With the same zooming, Hargeisa appears more than 4X bigger than Bosaso on Google map images.
Also Hargiesa is more densely built than Bosaso indicating higher population density.
The real difference between the two cities could be Hargeisa being 5X more populated.

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby Basra- » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:33 pm

[quote="samatar133"][quote="thegoodshepherd"][quote="samatar133"]Hawdian this is actually closer to reality.

Moqdisho: 1.4 million
Hargiesa:[b] 950, 000[/b]
Djibouti: 600,000
Bosaaso: [b]250,000[/b]
Burco: 240,000
Baydhabo: 230,000
Borama: 225,000
Jigjiga: 200,000[/quote]



There is no WAY hargeisa is 4X the size of Bosaso. I think it is at most 500,000[/quote]

With the same zooming, Hargeisa appears more than 4X bigger than Bosaso on Google map images.



Also Hargiesa is more densely built than Bosaso indicating higher population density.
The real difference between the two cities could be Hargeisa being 5X more populated.[/quote]



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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby thegoodshepherd » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:49 pm

With the same zooming, Hargeisa appears more than 4X bigger than Bosaso on Google map images.
Also Hargiesa is more densely built than Bosaso indicating higher population density.
The real difference between the two cities could be Hargeisa being 5X more populated.
Okay let us agree to disagree. This argument leads nowhere.
I think that Bosaso will surprise many people in the next decade
BTW why leave out Galkacyo which is as large if not larger than Burco?? was that on purpose??Image

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby X.Playa » Sun Jun 29, 2014 1:58 pm

Hawdian this is actually closer to reality.

Moqdisho: 1.4 million
Hargiesa: 950, 000
Djibouti: 600,000
Bosaaso: 250,000
Burco: 240,000
Baydhabo: 230,000
Borama: 225,000
Jigjiga: 200,000
Xamar never reached the 1 million mark even in the days of Somali Republics when all the clan lived there, Xamar is Hawiye town now days and its less then 1 million when you take away the internally displaced who come there for food and shelter .

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby samatar133 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:05 pm

Hawdian this is actually closer to reality.

Moqdisho: 1.4 million
Hargiesa: 950, 000
Djibouti: 600,000
Bosaaso: 250,000
Burco: 240,000
Baydhabo: 230,000
Borama: 225,000
Jigjiga: 200,000
Xamar never reached the 1 million mark even in the days of Somali Republics when all the clan lived there, Xamar is Hawiye town now days and its less then 1 million when you take away the internally displaced who come there for food and shelter .
Assuming that at least 90% of the houses in Xamar are occupied then given the size of the city based on Google map images, it must house more 1.4 million people.
Actually the figure 1.4 million is my lowest estimation. The upper estimate could be up to 1.8 million people.
Also I am not separating between the permanent residents of the city and it's IDP's.

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby Estarix » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:08 pm

No way is Hargeisa 1.2 million, same for Bosaso, 600,000 is way too high. What exactly are you basing your numbers off? Somali tabloids or is the equally ridiculous wikipedia.

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby waraabe251 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:12 pm

No way is Hargeisa 1.2 million, same for Bosaso, 600,000 is way too high. What exactly are you basing your numbers off? Somali tabloids or is the equally ridiculous wikipedia.
the real numbers are close to

xamar-1,2m
hargeisa=1m
bosaso= 400k
burco=350k

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby Chinaman » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:22 pm

Close to 50% of Xamar's residents are IDPS.

Anyway who the fuck cares which place or city is larger than the other? Actually I'd much rather prefer the town that I come from for example to be a small city than a huge one.

Btw I'll never understand how people actual debate about such topics for pages & pages :mindblown:

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby Jabuutawi » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:24 pm

Djibouti Republic's population is over a million, per World Bank. 80% or 800,000 reside in Djibouti city and surrounding environs. Therefore, Djibouti is the second largest Somali city after Mogadishu. Hargeisa numbers are inflated due to counting camels/sheep on their way to the slaughterhouses in the GCC.

Cite your sources, verifiable unbiased sources.

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby Estarix » Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:39 pm

No way is Hargeisa 1.2 million, same for Bosaso, 600,000 is way too high. What exactly are you basing your numbers off? Somali tabloids or is the equally ridiculous wikipedia.
the real numbers are close to

xamar-1,2m
hargeisa=1m
bosaso= 400k
burco=350k
Again where are you getting these numbers from, because it sounds like they are straight from wikipedia. A quick glance at google map will tell you that Burco and Bosaso cannot be 400k ( and i doesnt matter how many people are cramped into each bedroom).

UNDP carried out their own study and estimated Mogadishu as 900,000. Hargeisa as 560,000 and Bosaso as 164,000. Now these are obviously nowhere near accurate but to jump from 560,000 to 1,000,000 is madness.

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Re: Three largest Somali cities/towns

Postby Hawdian » Sun Jun 29, 2014 9:00 pm

Every topic is being hijacked by kids who think they know it all.


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