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Lasanod is one of the most beautiful cities in Somalia. It literally means The milky stream. The city is modernizing rapidly due do to the contributions from abroad. Internet cafes (cheapest int the nation), large villas , gas stations, nice hotels are all visible in the city. It lies between two mountains. In recent years the city became famous with farming , thanks to many locals who moved from the south with the experties in farming. Becouse of the it's peacefull environment the  city attracted interpenuers from North america and Europe to invest in their hometown. large communities from all around the country also came to work ,specially farming and construction.

Lasanod has been the capital of Sool Region since 1984, as well as capital of Lasanod District. Sool Region has other three districts, Ainabo, Taleh and Hudun (Ceynabo, Taleex and Xuddun, respectively) as shown on the Map. Geographically, Lasanod is located at the centre of a prime grazing area known as the Nugal Valley. The town is also close to the other high potential grazing areas of Hawd and Sool plateaus. Thus, Lasanod's location gives the town a unique characteristic of strong urban- pastoral linkage Before the collapse of the government in 1990, Lasanod was a small town with a population of about 20,000. However, within one decade, the population skyrocketed to 60,000 by 2001 (WHO, 2001). A study conducted by SC-UK in 1998 on IDP and returnee population in Somaliland revealed that 73% of the population in the town were returnees from other parts of the country. Of the returnees, most came from other parts of Somaliland, especially Sanaag Region as well as Hargeisa, Burao and Berbera towns. These households had been displaced by 1988-1992 civil war and armed clan conflicts in those areas. However, many others in Lasanod have returned from the main towns in the south due ethnic tensions and clan affiliation. Others still are internally displaced people (IDPs) from the inter-riverine area in the south who were forced out from their villages and who lost their assets. Some of these households came as early as 1994 in search of a secure working environment and better living conditions.

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