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The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

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The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby abdikarim86 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:47 am

I bought this programme with the latest satellite pictures.
It also allows you to manually measure the area of towns.

Remember this is only area, population density is another matter

Hargeisa - area 62.98 km2 - image from April 2015

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Burco - area 21.58 km2 - image from May 2015

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Boorama - image from June 2015 - area 11.11 km2

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Laascaanood - image from June 2015 - area 6.83 km2

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Berbera - image from March 2015 - area 4.21 km2 (I excluded areas with only warehouses and Livestock holding areas)

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The area being measured is within the white polygon - there may overestimations and underestimations since
I traced the polygon manually - I've tried to contain most urban areas within the polygon.

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby Ben Dover » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:04 am

How does it compare to other cities in the Horn?

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby abdikarim86 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:04 am

Wajaale - image from November 2014 - 5.51 km2

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Gabiley - image from November 2014 - 3.47 km2

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby abdikarim86 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:06 am

Djibouti - image from October 2014 - area 37 km2

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Jigjiga - image from June 2015 - area 26 km2

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Dhir Dhaba - image from October 2014 - area 28 km2

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby mahoka » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:24 am

What about ceerigabo

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby KingWaslawi » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:30 am

Abdikarim Aadan Garas is middle of the Burco xaafada Plaza, but you didn't added the area.

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby abdikarim86 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:35 am

Towns/cities of Somalia

Mogadishu - 87 km2 - image from January 2010 (I could not find a recent image encompassing the whole city only partials, so
take with a pinch of salt)

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Bosaso - 12.63 km2 - image from May 2015

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Gaalkacyo - 14 km2 - image from April 2015

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Beledweyne - 13 km2 - image from April 2015

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Kismaayo - 9 km2 - image from April 2015

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby abdikarim86 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:38 am

Abdikarim Aadan Garas is middle of the Burco xaafada Plaza, but you didn't added the area.
Understood ...I understand it is not exact

I have stated that there maybe underestimations and overestimations due to the fact that I'm manually drawing on the polygons
I thought that any urban area outside the polygon would be compensated for by open spaces within the polygon.

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby abdikarim86 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:40 am

Just to illustrate how truly laangaab the Somali people are :lol:

Greater London 1572 km2

Bristol 110 km2

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby PrinceNugaalHawd » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:42 am

Somali towns are not that large.

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby theyuusuf143 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:46 am

it would have been better if the software can measure automatically. how ever I think you are accurate when comes that wajaale is bigger than both berbera and gebiley. wajaale is one of the underestimated major somali towns. I noticed its large population after I have watched several 18 may concerts in wajaale.

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yes burao have several Suburbs, but it is hard to measure with the main city. suburbs needs to be measured separately.

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby abdikarim86 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:49 am

it would have been better if the software can measure automatically. how ever I think you are accurate when comes that wajaale is bigger than both berbera and gebiley. wajaale is one of the underestimated major somali towns. I noticed its large population after I have watched several 18 may concerts in wajaale.

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yes burao have several Suburbs, but it is hard to measure with the main city. suburbs needs to be measured separately.
Automatic measurements would be nice....it would limit any biases that I may have

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby thegoodshepherd » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:57 am

Please add Garissa if possible, thanks in advance.

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby burcaawi14 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:59 am

Oh my days bosaaso 12 sqkm, galkacyo 14 sqkm :shock: . I heard ppl on this site compare burco to bosaaso and Galkacyo :lol:

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Re: The Area of Somaliland towns and other towns in the horn

Postby abdikarim86 » Mon Jul 13, 2015 11:12 am

Mandheera/Balad Xaawo - image from June 2015 - area 17 km2

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Gaarisa - image from 2010 - area 25 km2 (This image is the most recent, also
there are a lot of open spaces within the polygon so take with a pinch of salt :up:)

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