Khaatumo or Khaatumo State of Somalia is an unrecognised Federal Member State of Somalia established in 2012. It borders Somaliland to the west, Federal Republic of Ethiopia to the south and Puntland to the east. In 1991, when Somalia's government collapsed, the government of Khatumo was called NSUM. NSUM stands for National Somali Unionist Movement. In the next decade, it used to be called Northland State. Northland State areas were the areas claimed by the Khaatumo government. The name Khaatumo means positive agreement. This name was chosen after local Dhulbahante clan leaders all agreed on creating the state in 2012.
Khaatumo State of Somalia
|Anthem: Qolobaa Calankeed|
|Capital||Las Anod (de jure), none (de facto)|
|Largest city||Las Anod (de jure), none (de facto)|
|Government||Autonomous presidential democracy|
|Mohamud Abdullahi “Caano Nuug”|
• Vice President
• 2014 estimate
|Currency||Somali shilling (SOS)|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
• Summer (DST)
|UTC+3 (not observed)|
|Calling code||+252 (Somalia)|
|Today part of||Somalia 🇸🇴|
Most residents belong to the Dhulbahante tribe. Most Khatumites speak Somali. English and Arabic is also spoken and taught in schools. Khatumite media uses Standard Somali. Most Khatumites are Muslim. There are also other Harti clan members who live in the area.
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