Mudug at a glance Print

 

Position:

Central Somalia

Area:

58,903 Sq mt

(Source: FAO country profile and mapping information system)

Population:

  • 350,099 people
  • 255,694 rural residents
  • 94,405 urban residents
  • (Source: Population estimates by region/district UNDP Somalia, August 1 2005)

Main Centers:

  • Galkayo
  • Hobyo
  • Xarardere

IDPS

69,554 people

(Source: IDPs in Somalia- Fact sheet, OCHA 2009)

Climate

Arid to semi-arid, prone to severe draught and floods. There are four seasons:

  • Jilaal (December to March): warm and dry,
  • Gu (April to June): main rainy season,
  • Haggai (July to September): cold, cloudy and dry,
  • Deyr (October to December): secondary rainy season.

Livelihood

  • Livestock: camel, sheep, goats and cattle,
  • Agriculture: sorghum, maize,
  • Minor fisheries.

(Source: Somalia Livelihood Zones, FSAU Somalia, Oct 2004)

Primary school enrolment (2005-2009)

(average for Somalia)

  • 42% Male
  • 23% Female

(Source: UNICEF statistics - 2009)

Life expectancy at birth

(average for Somalia)

50.4

(Source: International Human Development Indicators, UNDP 2010)

Malnutrition

(average for Somalia)

36% of under five children suffering from moderate and severe underweight

(Source:http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/somalia_statistics.html)

Fertility rate (2009)

(average for Somalia)

6.4

(Source:http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/somalia_statistics.html)