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Galkayo (Somali: Gaalkacyo, Arabic: جالكعيو‎‎), also known as Gallacaio or Rocca Littorio, is the capital of the north-central Mudug region of Somalia. According to UNHCR report "The city of Galkayo is divided into two areas". These two areas are separated by a distinct boundary, with the southern district governed by the Galmudug State and northern districts governed by Puntland Neighborhoods in the northern part of the city that is under Puntland control are Garsoor, Hormar and Israac. The southern part of the city that is Galmudug control has wadajir neighborhood . Following independence, Galkayo was made the center of the Galkayo District. The city has grown considerably in recent times and serves as a commercial hub. As of 2005, it has an estimated population of 137,667 inhabitants.


Home to pretty treasures, Galkayo is Somalia's best kept secret. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Galkayo*

  • Galkayo: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Galkayo for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Galkayo.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 75 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 100 (Very High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 100 (Very High)
    • Drug offense 25 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Galkayo - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 34.38 (Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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