Location in Somalia.
Coordinates: 4°7′12″N 43°53′16″E / 4.12000°N 43.88778°E / 4.12000; 43.88778Coordinates: 4°7′12″N 43°53′16″E / 4.12000°N 43.88778°E / 4.12000; 43.88778
Hudur (Somali: Xuddur) is a town in the southern Bakool region of Somalia. It is the center of the Hudur District.
Hudur is located in southwestern Somalia. It sits at 4°7′12″N 43°53′16″E / 4.12000°N 43.88778°E / 4.12000; 43.88778.
The capital of the region, it has served as a strategic base for the Somali Air Force.
During the Islamist insurgency of the 2000s, the city was seized by Al-Shabaab militants. The Somali National Army assisted by Ethiopian troops later re-captured Hudur in March 2012. In March 2013, Al-Shabaab insurgents briefly held the town after the allied forces withdrew from the area, but were expelled later the same week following the return of government troops.
Hudur has an estimated population of 93,049 inhabitants. Most local residents belong to the Hadame clan, a group with strong religious ties. The main language spoken in the town is the Cushitic Maay language.
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