) is an ancient town in what was the Sanaag
region, that is disputed by Puntland
. The self-proclaimed autonomous state of Maakhir
, currently unrecognized by the Transitional Federal Government
of Somalia, also includes the town. The town has archaeological
sites as well as ancient historic buildings.
There is a famous declaration that came after a Grand meeting was held in Hadaaftimo in 1993 were the elders and the former Sultan Abdisalam declared that Somalia is one and the Warsangelis will not recognise any other entity.
Also Hadaaftimo suffered the horrendous attack of the rebel SNM in 1989 but suffered badly after the Hadaftimonians counter-attacked with the help of Somali government.
The Seat of the Sultan
is the seat of current Sultan of Warsangeli, Sultan Saed Sultan Abdisalam Sultanate of Mohamoud Ali Shire
(Warsangeli Sultanates), which also have known as the Makhir Coast
Hadaaftimo is not far from city Badhan and they are sometimes called the twin cities as they are very close, only 30km.