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About Mogadishu

Mogadishu, locally known as Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia. The city has served as an important port connecting with traders over the Somali Sea for millennia, and the native inhabitants are the Shaansi community, in particular the Reer Xamar (English: Hamar people)., it had a population of 2,425,000 residents. Mogadishu is the nearest foreign mainland city to Seychelles, at a distance of 835 mi over the Somali Sea. Mogadishu is located in the coastal Banadir region on the Somali Sea, which unlike other Somali regions, is considered a municipality rather than a maamulgoboleed (federal state). The territorial extent and scope of the term Benadir has varied in definition throughout its history, with medieval usage extending it to huge swaths of the Somali coast, the early modern period which extended the meaning of Benadir to the interior midway towards the Hirshabelle region, to the contemporary period wherein sometimes the nonstandard and incorrect misnomer of usage being interchangeable with the city of Mogadishu is used. This Benadir municipality is bordered to the north by Hirshabelle and to the southwest by Koofur Orsi, and is the only Somali gobol (administrative region) which is both a municipality and a gobol.

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