Burao, Togdheer. Somaliland
Burao is the largest city in the Togdheer, Somaliland, and also serves as the capital of Togdheer region. Burao was the site of the unilateral declaration of an independent Somaliland on May 18, 1991.
Burao is the second largest city in Somaliland. It has a population between 300,000 and 350,000 people. It is an important commercial centre. It has the largest livestock market in the region, and brings together traders from as far as Bossaso in the North East of Somalia, Luq, on the boundary with Kenya, in the South, and Djibouti in the West