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Name(official): Somali Republic
Name(short): Somalia
Capital City: Mogadishu
Location: Horn of Africa in Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian ocean, east of Ethiopia.
Coordinate: 10 00 N, 49 00 E
Independence: 1 July 1960 (from a merger of British Somaliland, which became independent from the UK on 26 June 1960, and Italian Somaliland, which became independent from the Italian-administered UN trusteeship on 1 July 1960, to form the Somali Republic)
President: Adan Mohamed Nuur Madobe (Interim President from Dec. 2008)
Nur Hassan Hussein (Prime Minister; 2007 Nov. to date)
Abdullahi YUSUF Ahmed(Ex.President 2004 to 2008),
Ali Mohamed GEDI(Ex.Prime Minister 2004 to 2007).
Type of Government: No permanent national government
Total Area: 637
Population: 8 863 338
People: Somali85%, Bantu and other non-Somalis15% (including 3000 Arabs)
Religion: Sunni Muslims
Languages: Somali(Official), Arabic, Italian, French.
Literacy: 37.8%total, 49.7%male, 25.8%female (2001 est.)
Currency: Somali shilling (SOS)
GDP(per capita): $600 (2005 est.)
Arable Land: 1.64% (2005 est.)
Agriculture: bananas, sorghum, corn, coconuts, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, sesame seeds, beans; cattle, sheep, goats; fish.
Natural resources: uranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil reserves.
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International Phone Code: +252



Mogadishu, Baidoa, Beledweyne, Bardheere, Chisimayu, Hargeysa, Burao, Hobyo.




18 regions (plural - NA, singular - gobolka); Awdal, Bakool, Banaadir, Bari, Bay, Galguduud, Gedo, Hiiraan, Jubbada Dhexe, Jubbada Hoose, Mudug, Nugaal, Sanaag, Shabeellaha Dhexe, Shabeellaha Hoose, Sool, Togdheer, Woqooyi Galbeed.


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