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Northland State of Somalia was an autonomous state in the disputed Sool, Sanaag and Cayn regions of Somalia, proclaimed in May 2008. It was located between Somaliland and the autonomous macro-regions of Puntland and Maakhir.

This initiative was spearheaded by the Dulbahante Somali clan, a Harti Darod clan, for much the same reasons that the Maakhir state was declared in Sanaag by the Warsangeli, another Harti Darod clan located in disputed territory between Somaliland and Puntland.

Notable towns within these borders include Taleex, Yagoori, Xudun, and Buuhoodle.

While Northland's official capital was Las Anod, its parliament never met due to Las Anod being under the control of Somaliland. The participation of Dulbahante in the Puntland elections brought to an end the Dulbahante clan's experiment in their own state.



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Northland State Of Somalia

ولاية الشمالية الصومال
(and largest city)
Las Anod
Official language(s) Somali and Arabic
Federal Autonomy Within Somalia
- Proclaimed May 1, 2008[1]
- Recognized Not yet recognized
- Dissolved 2009
Currency Somali shilling (SOS)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
- Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .so
Calling code 252 (Somalia)