Hargeisa – A Wonderful City in Somaliland
Hargeisa is the capital city of Republic of Somaliland, in Horn of African region. Somaliland is a self-declared but internationally unrecognized region. Hargeysa is the largest city of Somaliland.
Hargeisa (Somali: Hargeysa) is situated in the Woqooyi Galbeed region of Somaliland. One third of the total population in Somaliland is living Hargeysa. Hargeysa International Airport (Egal International Airport), the major Airport of Somaliland is situated in Hargeysa City.
Climate and Seasons
Climate of Somaliland is generally hot and dry climate. Hargeysa having a fine climate as compared to all other regions of the Somaliland.
There are four distinct seasons in Somaliland. Season named Gu (April – June) is the rainy season Somaliland, and experiences the much rainfall in various part of the region. Gu is the breeding season for livestock in Somaliland.
Hagaa (July – August), is usually dry season in somaliland. Hagaa tends to be hot and windy in most parts of the Somaliland region.
Deyr (September – November), is corresponds to autumn, is the second, or minor, wet season, generally less than that of Gu.
Jilaal, (November – March) is the winter season, falls in the coolest and driest months of the year. It is a season of drought.
Buses are the most commonly used form of public transportation in Hargeisa. They travel on a number of routes serving nearly all of the city’s districts. Intercity bus services are also available, which connect Hargeisa to other major northern Somali cities and towns, including Burao, Berbera and Borama.
The khat plant is known by a variety of names, such as qaat and jaad in Somalia. Khat has been grown for use as a stimulant for centuries in the Horn of Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. There, chewing khat predates the use of coffee and is used in a similar social context.