Being the capital city of Somalia, Hargeisa is one of the most important Somalia Cities. The city lies under the East African local time zone and has a local time of 2:24 PM EAT. The city has a tropical climate but is prone to the Tropical Storm Dalila.
- Djibouti, which is at a distance of 152.7 miles from the city of Hargeisa.
- Taiz, which is at a distance of 275.1 miles.
- Al Hudaydah, a city in Yemen is situated 368.2 miles away from the city.
- Addis Ababa, a city in Ethiopia is located from 372.5 miles from the city of Hargeisa.
The currency of Hargeisa is Somali shilling.
The city of Hargeisa is known by different names like Hargeysa,or Harghessa. Hergeisa is the center of trade and commerce and harbors the International airport. Being the capital city of Somalia, it is also a hub for the nomadic stock herders, who come here to water their herds.
Hergeisa had gone through an series of invasions, starting from the Egyptians who conquered the city in the year 1870. They later withdrew in the year 1884 in order to fight the Mahdis of Sudan. After the Berlin Conference, the British took over the city and made it the capital of British Somaliland. It is from here that the hard core rebels grew and fought for the independence of northern Somaliland and emerged victorious at the end. They declared the independent northern Somaliland as the 'Somaliland Republic'.