Burao (Somali: Burco, Arab: برعو) is the capital and more the big city of the area of Togdheer in Somalia. It is the second city by its importance of the car-proclaimed republic of the Somaliland. Burao is especially controlled by the clan of Habar Yoonis (or Habar Younis).
As in all the cities of the interior of the grounds, time with Burao is hot and dry all the year. The average temperatures of the summer can reach 35°C (95°F) the day and 25°C (77°F) the night. During the remainder of the year, the average temperature the day is 27°C (80°F), while the night it reaches 14°C (57°F). Rare precipitations take place usually in December and in May. The Togdheer river crosses the city. Usually, it is dry but can sometimes flood the banks. In this case there, it divides the city into two and can be crossed on a bridge very recently built in the downtown area
Like Hargeisa, the city was heavily bombarded in the years 1980 by the Somali dictator Siad Barre. It was also the place of the declaration of independence of the Somaliland in June 1991. Like lesautres cities of the North of the country, Burao was rebuilt with the outside assistance, like that of Ethiopia or the United States, which supports still today Somaliland and the puntland, relatively stable in an area-explosives magazine (Somalia, Erythrée/Ethiopia, Ogaden…).
The city is now in full growth following the entry of the outside investments which generated massive rural migration.
Since 1991, the population of Burao has triplet and reached today 100.000 people.
The city is the seat of the Université of Burao.
The city has also electricity 24:00 /24 and one reliable water provision starting from the ground water.
Burao has a transport system by rather reliable bus and has an airport.
the airport of Burao Company: Daallo Airlines
A bituminized road connects Burao to the port of Berbera via the mountain city of Sheikh.
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