|Full name:||Somali Republic or Somali Democratic Republic.|
|Population||10.5 million (2013)|
|Borders||Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya by land and Yemen by sea.|
|Language:||Somali, Arabic, English and Italian.|
|Time Zone||UTC+03:00 (EAT)|
|Newspaper:||AllPuntland, Hiiraan, Puntland Post and Shabelle Times.|
|Places to Visit:||Berbera, Mogadishu, Hargeisa, Hargeisa Markets and Las Geel.|
|Climate||tropical but not torrid climate|
In 2014, Somalia exported $266M and imported $1.88B, resulting in a negative trade balance of $1.61B. In 2014 the GDP of Somalia was $5.71B and its GDP per capita was $542.
The top exports of Somalia are:
Sheep and Goats ($94.7M), Other Oily Seeds ($75.6M), Bovine ($61.4M), Tanned Goat Hides ($5.66M) and Other Hides and Skins ($4.6M).
The top export destinations of Somalia are:
Oman ($136M), India ($47.6M), China ($28.6M), Yemen ($23.9M) and Pakistan ($8.4M).
Its top imports are:
Other Vegetables ($471M), Raw sugar ($192M), Bovine ($133M), Wheat Flours ($98.8M) and Rice ($93.3M).
The top import origins are:
Ethiopia ($675M), India ($335M), China ($204M), Oman ($162M) and Malaysia ($69.3M).
[28th April 2019]
Somalia's capital city only has one free ambulance service, which was founded by Abdulkadir Abdirahman Adan 13 years ago. When he returned from Pakistan, where he had been studying dentistry, to Mogadishu as a fresh graduate he was struck by the lack of ambulances on the busy streets - and people using wheelbarrows to ferry the sick to hospital.[Details...]
[9th December 2017]
An agreement in this regard was signed during a ceremony held at COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan, on 9th November 2017.[Details...]
[8th February 2017]
Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been sworn in as Somalia`s new president.[Details...]
Dayib, who has lived in Finland since 1990, wants to return home to create stability and prosperity. [Details...]
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