Somalia

Africa

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About Country

Capital
Mogadishu
Population
Approximately 15.9 million (2021 estimate)
Population Density
25 people per square kilometer
GDP
$5.5 billion (nominal, 2020 estimate)
Language
Somali and Arabic are the official languages, with English and Italian also spoken
Currency
Somali shilling (SOS)
National Dish
Somali cuisine is characterized by a variety of dishes featuring meat, grains, and vegetables. Some popular dishes include bariis (rice), sabaayad (flatbread), and suqaar (stir-fried meat)
Religion
Islam is the predominant religion in Somalia, with a small Christian minority
Climate
Somalia has a hot, semi-arid climate with irregular rainfall and frequent droughts
Main Industries
Agriculture, livestock, and fishing are the main industries in Somalia, with some oil and gas exploration
Level of Development
Somalia is considered a developing country with a human development index (HDI) ranking of 189 out of 189 countries (2020)
Area
Approximately 637,657 square kilometers

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Somalia is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has a rich cultural heritage, with influences from Islamic, Arab, and African traditions.

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  • Jazeera beach, Mogadishu, Somalia (1)
  • Jazeera beach, Mogadishu, Somalia
  • Muqdisho, Muqdisho, Somalia
  • Qandala, Somalia
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  • Taleex, Mogadishu, Somalia

Main Attractions

Some of the main tourist attractions in Somalia include:

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    Laas Geel: a complex of caves and rock shelters featuring some of the best-preserved ancient rock art in Africa, dating back to around 5,000 BC.

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    Mogadishu Cathedral: a historic cathedral in the capital city of Mogadishu, built by Italian colonizers in the early 20th century.

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    Berbera Beach: a beautiful beach located in the port city of Berbera, featuring clear blue waters and sandy beaches.

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    Puntland Plateau: a scenic plateau located in the northeastern part of Somalia, featuring rugged terrain and stunning landscapes.

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    Hargeisa Cultural Center: a museum and cultural center in the city of Hargeisa that showcases Somali culture and history.

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    Kismayo National Park: a national park located in southern Somalia, featuring diverse wildlife such as elephants, lions, and antelopes.

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    Hafun Beach: a beautiful beach located on the eastern coast of Somalia, featuring clear waters and white sand.

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    Zeila: an ancient port town in northern Somalia, featuring historic buildings and ancient ruins.

These are just a few examples of the many attractions that Somalia has to offer. However, due to ongoing security concerns, travel to Somalia is currently not recommended for most tourists.

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