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Introduction

Borama is the capital and the largest city of the northwestern Awdal region of Somaliland, a self-declared republic internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. The commercial seat of the province, it is situated near the border with Ethiopia. It is situated in the Woqooyi Galbeed province.

During the Middle Ages, Borama was ruled by the Adal Sultanate. It later formed a part of the British Somaliland protectorate in the first half of the 20th century.

It is one of the largest cities inside the borders of Somalia and has been a leading example in community organizing, having been the first area in northwestern Somalia to adopt a self-help scheme in the wake of the civil war.

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Weather

The prevailing climate in Borama is known as a local steppe climate. The warmest month of the year is June with an average temperature of 24.1 °C. In January, the average temperature is 17.1 °C. It is the lowest average temperature of the whole year and the difference in precipitation between the driest month and the wettest month is 110 mm. The average temperatures vary during the year by 7 °C.

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Getting There

By Plane

Borama International Airport (BXX) is the only airport in Awdal region.

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Drink

As Somaliland is an Islamic Republic, one cannot find any legal alcohol there. There is tea similar to Middle Eastern tea.

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

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