Location in Somalia.
|Coordinates: 11°44′50″N 50°30′12″E|
|Time zone||UTC+3 (EAT)|
The town is situated on a low plain surrounded by the Jebel Murcanyo mountain range and an elongated bay that lies in the Gulf of Aden. ' meaning mountain in Arabic), the mountain range stretches across the Bari region to the Indian Ocean coastline at Bargal. It consists of cream-coloured limestone, as well as sandstone, shale and quartz.
On April 8, 2013, the Puntland government announced the creation of a new region coextensive with Geesaley and Cape Guardafui, named Gardafuul. Carved out of the Bari region, it consists of three districts and has its capital at Alula.
- S. B. Miles, On the Neighbourhood of Bunder Marayah, Vol. 42, (Blackwell Publishing on behalf of The Royal Geographical Society (with the institute of British Geographers): 1872), p.61-63.
- "Puntland - Primary schools". Ministry of Education Puntland. Retrieved 8 September 2014.