More than 1.2 million people call Hargeisa home. The capital of Somaliland is safe, peaceful and growing rapidly since Somalia's collapse in 1991. While the scars of the civil war can still be seen on the city streets, Hargeisa represents the optimistic future of Somalia with its influx of foreign investments.
Hargeisa is located in the northwest of Somaliland in a valley of the Galgodon highlands.
It is the second largest city in Somaliland with a population of approximately 1,300,000.