The following is a list of regions of Somaliland, a self-declared republic that is internationally recognized as an autonomous region of Somalia. Control of the Sool, Sanaag and Cayn regions is disputed with the neighboring Puntland autonomous region.
Between March 22 and May 15, 2008, then President of Somaliland Dahir Riyale Kahin issued a press statement announcing the creation of six new regions and 16 new districts. On May 15, 2008, Kahin released a second statement declaring the Hawd the thirteenth state of Somaliland.
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