And hold fast, all together, by the rope which Allah (stretches out for you), and be not divided among yourselves; [3:103]

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General Information about Somalia

Full name: Somali Republic or Somali Democratic Republic.
Capital City: Mogadishu
Population 10.5 million (2013)
Area 637,657 km
Borders Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya by land and Yemen by sea.
Language: Somali, Arabic, English and Italian.
Currency: Somali Shilling.
Country Code +252
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
Religion Islam

Trade Facts about Somalia

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).

Country News

The Federal Republic of Somalia joins COMSATS as its 26th Member State

[9th December 2017]

Somalia joins COMSATS 2017

An agreement in this regard was signed during a ceremony held at COMSATS Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan, on 9th November 2017.[Details...]

Ex-prime minister wins presidential race

[8th February 2017]

Egypt Currency Note

Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo has been sworn in as Somalia`s new president.[Details...]

Somali refugee Fadumo Dayib runs for president 26 years after fleeing civil war.

[September 2016]

Fadumo Dayib Somalia

Fadumo Dayib

Dayib, who has lived in Finland since 1990, wants to return home to create stability and prosperity. [Details...]

Places to see / Tourist attractions in Somalia

Jazeera Beach

Jazeera Beach

Union Mosque

Union Mosque


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