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Middle Juba
Jubada Dhexe
Medio Giuba
Location in Somalia.
Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 0°59′N 42°39′E / 0.983°N 42.650°E / 0.983; 42.650
Country Somalia
Regional State Jubaland
 • Total9,836 km2 (3,798 sq mi)
 • Total432,200
 • Density44/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
HDI (2021)0.232[2]
low · 18th of 18

Middle Juba (Somali: Jubbada Dhexe, Arabic: جوبا الأوسط, Italian: Medio Giuba) is an administrative region (gobol) in southern Somalia.[3] With its capital at Bu'aale, it is located in the autonomous Jubaland region.

Middle Juba is bordered by the Somali regions of Gedo, Bay, Lower Shebelle (Shabellaha Hoose), Lower Juba (Jubbada Hoose), and the Indian Ocean. The region is named after the Jubba River that runs through it.

The region has agricultural production, and the products of it are sesame, corn, millet, beans, and large fruits.

Middle Juba is the only region in Somalia to be fully controlled by Al-Shabaab, a militant Islamic extremist group.[4] As of 2019 Middle Juba has the lowest Human Development Index score in Somalia and the world.[5]


Middle Juba consists of four districts:[6]


  1. ^ "Somalia: Subdivision and cities". Retrieved 2024-02-14.
  2. ^ "Sub-national HDI - Area Database - Global Data Lab". Archived from the original on 2018-09-23. Retrieved 2018-09-13.
  3. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. Langley, Virginia: Central Intelligence Agency. Archived from the original on 1 July 2014. Retrieved 6 December 2013.
  4. ^ "The African Union Intervention Force Will Stay in Somalia, but with Whose Troops?". Archived from the original on 2021-10-07. Retrieved 2021-10-07.
  5. ^ "Human Development Indices (5.0) - Sub-national HDI". Archived from the original on 2022-01-27. Retrieved 2022-01-27.
  6. ^ "Middle Juba Region" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 30 December 2013.

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