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  • Somalia Overview

    Somalia is known for all the wrong reasons now and not a place to consider for your next holiday! However, when Ibn Batutta visited Somalia sometime in 1330, some of its' cities like Mogadishu and Zeila were some of the most thriving cities in Africa.

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Somalia Guide

Somalia Info

ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL / COMMERCIAL: Mogadishu

GEOGRAPHY

Somalia is located in the easternmost part of Africa. It shares borders with Djibouti, Kenya, the Gulf of Aden with Yemen, the Indian Ocean and Ethiopia. Somalia has a land area of 637,540 square kilometers and the longest coastline on the continent.

DEMOGRAPHY

A population of close to 10 Million. Muslims account for about 99% of the population.

CLIMATE

Tropical climate. Temperature ranges between 24° C to 31° C in the low areas while the plateau region is cooler. March to May is a heavy rainfall season in Somalia.

LANGUAGES SPOKEN

Somali and Arabic are the two official languages. English and Italian are widely used as well.

LOCAL TIME

GMT+3 hrs throughout the year

BUSINESS HOURS

General: 9 AM to 5 PM

HOLIDAYS

Independence Day: June 26th
May Day: May 1st
New Year's Day: January 1st
Foundation of the Republic: July 1st

Muslim Festivals (Based on the lunar calandar):
Milad-un-Nabi
Islamc New Year
Id-ul-Fitr
Id-ul-Adha

CURRENCY

Somali Shilling

IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS

There are no national emergency numbers for Somalia. But there may be local numbers for private services.

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