Harardhere/ Xarardheere
Harardera/ Xarardheere
Harardhere/ Xarardheere
Harardhere/ Xarardheere
Location in Somalia

Coordinates: 4°39′16″N 47°51′27″E / 4.65444°N 47.85750°E / 4.65444; 47.85750Coordinates: 4°39′16″N 47°51′27″E / 4.65444°N 47.85750°E / 4.65444; 47.85750

Country  Somalia
Region mudug
Districts of Somalia District of Mudug
Time zone East Africa Time (UTC+3)

Harardhere is a town in the Mudug province of central Somalia, also spelled "Harardheere" and "Xarardhere" or "Xarard-heere". It has become notorious in recent times as a base for piracy in Somalia.[1] A pirate cooperative exchange opened here in 2009 to finance pirate activities.[2]

In May 2010, members of Hizbul Islam entered the city, causing many pirates to flee.[3] It is still a base of maritime piracy and the latest ship, the 10500-ton Italian tanker Savina Caylyn was seized on February 8, 2011, arrived at the town on the 12th, and was released at the end of December 2011.

Mohamed Said Iyow, the first member of parliament to be elected, hailed from the Sarur clan, based in Harardhere. He was a leading figure in securing independence for Somalia.


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