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Old January 26th, 2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Burao (Somali: Burco) is the capital city of the Togdheer province in Somaliland, a de facto independent republic which is recognized as being a part of Somalia. In terms of population, it is the second largest city in Somaliland after Hargeisa. Source
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:02 PM   #3
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:04 PM   #4
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:11 PM   #5
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:27 PM   #6
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Husien, what's the population of Burco?
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:30 PM   #7
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I don't know. Wikipedia says 400,000 but I don't know if I could believe that. The city is rather small in area.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:32 PM   #8
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I don't know. Wikipedia says 400,000 but I don't know if I could believe that. The city is rather small in area.
I am estimating between 250k-300k.
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Old January 26th, 2011, 11:37 PM   #9
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150k-300k is my estimation. "Reer Miyi" coming in during poor wet and dry seasons might swell up the outskirt numbers part of the year.

What I like about Burco is that it is dense and has a decent urban design, it has not really sprawled on the same extent that Hargeysa has.
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Old January 27th, 2011, 01:59 PM   #10
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Xusein iyo aniguba reer Burco ayaanu nahay

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Old January 27th, 2011, 02:20 PM   #11
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Old January 27th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #12
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I would say the population of burco is around the 300-400k figure. It is quite a large city. Slightly smaller in land area in comparison to Boosaaso or Galkcayo. But very dense when compared to Boosaaso or Galkacayo. But its only a guestimation.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 07:07 AM   #16
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Thanks for the videos! Much appreciated.

Dahabshiil is Burco bred.
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Old May 3rd, 2011, 09:42 PM   #18
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Dahabshiil is Burco bred.
Dahabshiil has gone from originally being an expensive little cornershop in burco to being an international organisation. I wonder if his father's original little cornershop is still there.
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