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region in northeastern Somalia

Puntland is a province of Somalia. Officially it is called the Puntland State of Somalia.[1] Its capital is Garowe. To the east of Puntland is Khatumo. To the south is Galmudug.


The economy is centered around Boosasso. The province covers about a third of Somalia, and about a third of the population of Somalia lives in the province. Puntlanders want some degree of autonomy, but Puntlanders also want to stay within Somalia, and find a solution for the whole country.