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Baidoa

Administration
Full nameBaidoa
Official nameBaidoa
CountrySomalia
SomaliaBay Region
Other information
Time zone+3 (UTC)

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Baidoa ( ) is a city in south-central Somalia, situated 256 km (159.1 mi) by road northwest of the capital Mogadishu. It is the capital of the Bay region, which is traditionally inhabited by the Digil and Mirifle (Rahanweyn) clans.

Baidoa is the third largest city in Somalia, the fourth most important after Kismayo. For a brief period during the mid-2000s, it is also served as the nation's provisional capital. Its population is estimated over 800,000.


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