Category: Somalia

Somalia is a country in the Horn of Africa, bathed by the Indian Ocean. There are 10.8 million residents (2016). The capital is Mogadishu. The current territory of Somalia was dominated by Arabs in the Middle Ages. In the 16th century, the Portuguese explored the area. In the 19th century, Britons and Italians controlled parts of today’s Somalia, which became strategic with the opening of the Suez Canal. In 1960, the parties gained independence and came together. In the following decades, Somalia was the scene of many conflicts. In 1991, the former British part of Somalia, through the Somali National Movement, declared itself an independent republic, like Somaliland, with its capital in Hargeisa. But there was no UN recognition.

Somalia Country Population

Somalia Population

Somalia has been ravaged by civil war and the absence of government structures for over 20 years....

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Somalia Facts

Somalia, State of Eastern Africa; 638,000 km2, 15 million residents (2019).Somalia, located on the Horn of Africa,...

Embassies of Somalia

Embassies of Somalia

List of all Somalia embassies and consulates in foreign countries or regions, including the city where it...

Airports in Somalia

Somalia Airports

As of 2019, there are 21 airports throughout the country of Somalia according to IATA and ICAO....