ADMINISTRATIVE CAPITAL / COMMERCIAL: Mogadishu
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.
A population of close to 10 Million. Muslims account for about 99% of the population.
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.
Somali and Arabic are the two official languages. English and Italian are widely used as well.
GMT+3 hrs throughout the year
General: 9 AM to 5 PM
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):
Islamc New Year
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
There are no national emergency numbers for Somalia. But there may be local numbers for private services.