You have turned this into a comparison between clans when it comes to population.I enclosed urban areas within a polygon, this area was measured by Computer software.
I may be accused of bias when it comes to what was contained within the polygon but NOT the actual measurements.
The screen shots clearly show that I tried to contain most urban areas within the defined polygon.
I have clearly tried to be objective and I've clearly shown my sources so that others may see for themselves.
Daarood faan as a counter argument/refutation is just NOT gonna cut it ...ma fahamtay.
Burco is much larger than Boosaso ...either deal with it or prove me wrong.
As for wealth, Burco is the gathering place for the vast majority of livestock destined for Berbera,
from where 3.6 million heads of livestock are exported yearly. This accounts for the majority of exports
from the Somali region.
Burco has the largest livestock market in the horn and the wealthiest livestock traders.
These figures can easily be proven with sources.
And you have the nerve to equate Burco with Gaalkacyo ....bilaa calayk
Burco is not much bigger than Galkacyo. The problem is that the points which you selected for perimeter are pretty biased. The computer may calculate the area but there is bias always. But Galkacyo is now bigger in terms of livestock export. Burco was overtaken in 2010 according to the UN.
Bosaso on the other hand has natural constraints to growth, it cannot grow in area much due to the mountains around it.
It is not faan when Jigjiga, Bosaso, Garissa, Kismayo, Galkacyo, Lasanod, Garowe, Wajir, Godey, all seperated by a thousand kilometers or so all belong to one clan. We are more dispersed while everyone else is relativly more concentrated. Mogadishu, Beledweyne, Hargeisa and Burco are multiclan cities, while the only multiclan city we have is Kismayo. Each of our clans has their own urban center. It is like comparing apples to oranges.
All this might be interesting but this topic solely deals with the area of Somali towns.
If you want a clan population topic - start a new thread.
As to the biases you accuse me off ...I freely admitted that I may be biased however
the screenshots show that I have tried to be objective.
Knowing that I might be accused of bias I tried to be as objective as possible when
it comes to Isaaq towns
When it comes to Burco I excluded 4 inhabited areas in the vicinity of Burco
(2 to the North and one to the East and one to the South-east ) to try and compensate for any open spaces
that may have been within the polygon I draw up for Burco. (you can view these areas on Google maps/earth where the images are recent).
Bosaso is a compact city and is not spread out like Burco - Therefore it was much easier to
contain all the urban areas within the polygon (there are still open spaces within the polygon though).
To top it all ...my screenshots show this clearly
Whether you believe it or not - these estimations are more or less accurate, give or take a few km2.
As for the Livestock quip, below is a source from FSNAU (some UN agency funded by USAID,UKAID etc.)
clearly supporting my argument that the majority of livestock is exported from Berbera.
The source shows exports from Berbera and Bosaso from every year from as early as the late 90s
It is common knowledge that most of the animals exported from Berbera is sourced from Burco livestock
http://www.fsnau.org/downloads/Market-D ... y-2015.pdf
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