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Where is Somalia?

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Where is Somalia
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Where is Somalia Located?

The Somalia is located in the eastern part of Africa continent. More precisely, Somalia is located in the Horn of Africa. Somalia map also shows that it shares its international boundaries with Djibouti in the north-west, Ethiopia in the west, and Kenya in the south-west.

Besides, Indian Ocean lies in the east and Gulf of Aden lies in the north. The climate type of Somalia varies from monsoonal, semi-arid to arid depending upon the geographical regions.

Interestingly, Somalia was a significant centre for commerce with the rest of the ancient world. Probably, it was the reason that many of the rulers from ancient to modern tried to rule the region. The capital city of Somalia is Mogadishu. However, the government type of Somalia is still under the process of development. Hence, at present the government type of Somalia is Transitional Federal Government.

The economic system of Somalia is informal type and largely based upon livestock, remittance, money transfer companies and telecommunications.

Somalia Quick Facts
Continent Africa
Where is Located Somalia is a country located in the Eastern Africa
Coordinates 2.855263, 45.185852
Capital Mogadishu
Largest City Mogadishu
Neighboring Countries Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya
Administrative divisions18 regions
Area 246,200 sq mi
Population10000000 (2012 est)
Official Language Somalia and Arabic
Currency Somali shilling (SOS)
ISO Alpha-2 CodeSO
ISO Alpha-3 Code SOM
ISO Numeric Code706
GDP $5.896 billion 2010 estimate
Calling code 252
Time Zone EAT (UTC+3)
Internet TLD .so