Galkayo (Somali: Gaalkacyo, Arabic: جالكعيو‎), also known as Galcaio or Galkacyo, is the capital of the north-central Mudug region of Somalia. The city is divided into two zones, where the main northern portion forms part of Puntland state, while its southern tip is governed by the Galmudug administration.

Ruled in the early modern period by the Sultanate of Hobyo and later forming a part of Italian Somaliland, the city has grown considerably in recent times and serves as a commercial center. It has an estimated population of 545,000 inhabitants.

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