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Borama (Boorama) is the capital of the Awdal region in Somaliland, Borama is just 10 km of the border with Ethiopia. Borama has a population between 150,000 till 200,000 residents.

Borama is the commercial center of an arid region in which livestock herding is mixed with subsistence farming.

Borama is an important education center and is the home of the historic Amoud University . The first postwar institution of higher learning throughout Somaliland. Borama has as only somali town a American University called EELO(Eelo American University), this university was opened in December 2007 in the town.

The city also 7 secondary schools: The Al-Aqsa, Ubaya-Ibnuka'ab, Sh. Al Jowhar, Al Nuur, New Amoud ,Ardale  Secondary School and Aden Isaq Secondary School. There are a lot of primary and private schools in the city.

Also, Borama is the home of the first Deaf school in Somaliland. Borama Deaf School trains and provides the deaf children with education that extends up to high school. Since the school is the first and the only one of its type, it has attracted a great number of deaf pupils from across Somaliland and even beyond.

Borama is a mountainous and hilly city and has one of the wonderful and beautiful landscapes in the country. It has green meadows and fields and a key wildlife area in the country. The fertility and greenery of Borama has attracted many animals into the region: gazelles, birds, camels and other animals as well.

Borama has three major hotels: Rays Hotel on the west coner of the city near the  SHEERA BORAMA, Hotel Nasimo and Hotel Cape Town both located in downtown.

Annalena Tonelli winner of the 2003 Nansen Refugee Award from the UNHCR , was murdered in October 2003 at the Tuberculosis hospital she founded in Borama.

The president of Republic of Somaliland, Dahir Riyale Kahin is from the Boorama district, Awdal region.

Part or or all of this text stems from the original article at: Awdal Edition

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June 21, 2006 change by reen

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