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Full nameBosaso
Official nameBosaso
Native nameBoosaaso
Other nameبوساسو
Settlement typeTown
CountrySomalia *Puntland
Total Population433471
Other information
Time zoneEAT (UTC+3)

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Bosaso ( , ) is a city in northern Somalia, which serves as the nation's main port. Situated on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden, it is the commercial capital of the Bari region (gobolka) in the autonomous Puntland state.

Formerly known as Bandar Qasim, the city's population is estimated at about 433,471 residents. While Bosaso is a melting pot, with residents hailing from all the major clans of Somalia, most of its population is from the Harti confederation of Darod sub-clans. The city is relatively peaceful in comparison to the southern parts of Somalia.

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