Welcome to Galkayo, a bustling city located in the north-central Mudug region of Somalia. As the third largest city in the country, Galkayo serves as a commercial hub and the capital of the Galkayo District. The city is divided into four main quarters: Garsoor, Horumar, Israac, and Wadajir, with Puntland controlling the first three and Galmudug controlling Wadajir in the South. Galkayo has a rich history, with conflict between the Darod and Hawiye clans resulting in Italian rule and subsequent fighting during the Somali Civil War. However, the city has seen significant development in recent times and offers a range of social services, including hospitals, petrol stops, and police stations. The city is also home to a number of academic institutions, such as Galkayo University and Mudug University. Nearby attractions include Shimbiris, the highest peak in Somalia, and the cities of Hobyo, Garowe, and Qardho. Join us as we uncover the many treasures of Galkayo and reveal why this vibrant city should be on every traveler’s bucket list.

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