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Somalia ( /soʊˈmɑːliə/ soh-mah-lee-ə; Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال‎ aṣ-Ṣūmāl), officially the Somali Republic (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya,Arabic: جمهورية الصومال‎ Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl) and formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic under Socialist rule, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. Since the outbreak of the Somali Civil War in 1991 there has been no central government control over most of the country's territory.[2] The internationally recognizedTransitional Federal Government controls only a small part of the country. Somalia has been characterized as a failed state and is one of the poorest and most violent states in the world.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11][12]
Somalia lies in the easternmost part of Africa. It is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya to the southwest, the Gulf of Aden with Yemen to the north, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Ethiopia to the west. It has the longest coastline on the continent,[13] and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.[2] Hot conditions prevail year-round, along with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.[14]
In antiquity, Somalia was an important centre for commerce with the rest of the ancient world,[15][16] and according to most scholars,[17][18] it is among the most probable locations of the fabled ancient Land of Punt.[19][20] During the Middle Ages, several powerful Somali empires dominated the regional trade, including theAjuuraan State, the Sultanate of Adal, the Warsangali Sultanate and the Gobroon Dynasty. In the late nineteenth century, the British and Italians gained control of parts of the coast, and established British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland[21] In the interior, Muhammad Abdullah Hassan's Dervish State successfully repulsed the British Empire four times and forced it to retreat to the coastal region,[22] but the Dervishes were finally defeated in 1920 by British airpower.[23] Italy acquired full control of their parts of the region in 1927. This occupation lasted until 1941, when it was replaced by a British military administration. Northern Somalia would remain a protectorate, while southern Somalia became a trusteeship. In 1960, the two regions were united to form an independent Somali Republic under a civilian government.[24] Mohamed Siad Barre seized power in 1969 and established the Somali Democratic Republic. In 1991, Barre's government collapsed as the Somali Civil War broke out.
Since 1991, no central government has controlled the entirety of the country, despite several attempts to establish a unified central government.[25] The northwestern part of the country has been relatively stable under the self-declared, but unrecognized, sovereign state of Somaliland.[26] The self-governing region of Puntland covers the northeast of the country. It declares itself to be autonomous, but not independent from Somalia.[2] The Islamist Al-Shabaab controls a large part of the south of the country. Without a central government, Somalia's inhabitants subsequently reverted to local forms of conflict resolution, either civil, Islamic, or customary law.[2] The internationally recognized Transitional Federal Government controls only parts of the capital and some territory in the centre of the nation, but has reestablished national institutions such as the Military of Somalia, and is working towards eventual national elections in 2012, when the interim government's mandate expires.[27][28] During the two decades of war and lack of government, Somalia has maintained an informal economy, based mainly on livestock, remittance/money transfer companies, andtelecommunications.[2][29]

What was the Somalia war?

Somali war was one all of somali people need because there was a central govenment that was ruled by Mohamed siad bare his govn was regiem people were disliked after that somali people contain more nation those believe that Darood clan is the most powerfull in Somalia so other clans they disliked th (MORE)

Where is Somalia?

It's on the East Coast of the African continent. Somalia forms part of the region known as the "Horn of Africa" See related links for maps

What is the capital of Somalia?

The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu.. Somalia is a country in north east Africa, its capital city is Mogadishu . Mogadishu Mogadishu

Is Somalia a country?

Somalia is a country, located in southern coastal Africa. Although it hasn't been governed properly for a long while, Somalia is a country. somaaliya waa dalka ugu diinta badan caalamka waa aniga sida aan ogahay......somalia has to hurt to be peace...but i think Somalia will be peace soon, i hope th (MORE)

What is Somalia known for?

The Somaila pirates. know for their brutality and cruelty. they resort to warfare to survive the poverty in the country

Are there tribes in Somalia?

Yes, there are many tribes in Somalia, when you go there you will find every one can trace his ancesty to one from 16th centry or above, and every one is showing off by the tribe that he is included, thus the civil war happend

Information about Somalia?

Somalia is a country in eastern Africa. It's capital is Mogadishu and it's president is Sharif Ahmed. Somalia is 246,200 sq mi in area and has over 9,359,000 people living there. Jubbada Hoose is often practiced in this country.(religion) It is a semi-arid country with about 1.64% arable land. (MORE)

What cities are in Somalia?

The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu. Other major cities in Somalia are Baidoa, Beledweyne, Galcaio, Garoowe, Boosaaso, Merca, Hargeysa, and Berbera.

Somalia is known as the what?

Somalia is officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia. Itwas formally known as Somali Democratic Republic. It is located inthe Horn of Africa.

Who colonised Somalia?

Starting in the late nineteenth century, Somalia began to be colonized by Europe. Britain, France, Italy, Egypt and Ethiopia colonized Somalia. Egypt first took over the coast in 1875. Britain wanted to take over the coast of Somalia, in order to guard the Suez Canal. Britain negotiated with local t (MORE)

Location of Somalia?

Somalia is located in Africa with Ethiopia to its west, and the Indian Ocean forming its eastern boundry.

What is Somalia pupletion?

The population of Somalia was 10.2 million when reported in 2012.The life expectancy in Somalia, however, is only 54.69 years.

What does Somalia import?

they were a nice dress but i don't now what is called but tell a Somalia friend to tell you what is it called :) hi sara ,ayah and sharazad

Is garre Somalia?

sceptic never have never being satisfied by the answer to this question, are really garres Somalis? because they always have a preconceived opinion and they are in reality not looking for the correct answer but an approval of his/wish. unfortunatly they are more-often disappointed, because Garres ar (MORE)

Does Somalia have a government?

Somalia does in fact have a government other than the extremist group call Al-Shabaab, but it only spans about three blocks in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. The rest is taken over by extremist groups all vying for power.

What does Somalia mean?

When early Egyptians, Greeks, and others came and approached the inhabitants of present-day Somalia, someone among themselves would utter the word " soo maal " which in fact, meant "milk the domestic animal" in order to present fresh milk to the visitors. The Somalis even today have retained this (MORE)

Sports in Somalia?

Sports in Somalia are the same as in every country. Somalia also won many medals at the Olimpics. See the related links for more information.

Which country of Somalia?

Somalia ( Somali : Soomaaliya ; Arabic : الصومال‎ transliteration : aṣ-Ṣūmāl ), officially the Republic of Somalia ( Somali : Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya , Arabic : جمهورية الصومال‎ transliteration : Jum (MORE)

Where is Somalia located?

Africa Somalia is on the southern side of the Horn of Africa (in East Africa). Africa Somalia is a country in the Continent of Africa.

What is wrong with Somalia?

It was once ruled by Britain and then Italy took over... Somaliahas been through so much. There are also Somali Pirates, SomaliLand Pirates, Child Soilders, Murderers, Houses, Mansions,basically everything of America plus more is in Africa! Trust me iresearch this stuff all the time.

How did Somalia get its name?

When early Egyptians, Greeks, and others came and approached the inhabitants of present-day Somalia, someone among themselves would utter the word " soo maal" which in fact, meant "milk the domestic animal" in order to present fresh milk to the visitors. The Somalis even today have retained this mos (MORE)

Who are the Somalia pirates?

i believe somali pirate was a group that was formed because of poverty. the first time they thought they had the power was when they told the ships to stop dropping poisin stuff into their sea, which harms there sea life. so after is been stopped, they thought they had the power, so began to kidn (MORE)

Who are the allies of Somalia?

countries who endorse and support their transitional government,as in US which gives weapons to Ethiopia to eliminate the rebellions in Somalia.Also Saudi Arabia , Sudan , Egypt and Jordan.As all they are hoping for is the help & money of Us Somalia has had and still does have many allies some ar (MORE)

What is Somalia famous for?

I think it is famous because it's civil war. Unlike America Somalia failed to bring it self together after the civil war it had. Somali is now split in two parts. Somali and Somaliland. I am Somalian and think this is very important. If you don't sorry.

Who colonised in Somalia?

Somalia was never colonised.The Italians fought with them but the Italians lost.Instead the Somali's gave the Italians Eritrea to colonise.

What clothes do they were in Somalia?

apart from the modern clothes; men typically wear: . Jellabiya . Sarong-like garment worn around the waist . Arabic style colorful turban . koofiyad . embroidered fez . Ma'awis on the other hand women usually wear: . guuntino . long, light, diaphanous voile . shash . shawl . (MORE)

Why was Somalia called Somalia?

When early Egyptians, Greeks, and others came and approached the inhabitants of present-day Somalia, someone among themselves would utter the word " soo maal " which in fact, meant "milk the domestic animal" in order to present fresh milk to the visitors. The Somalis even today have retained (MORE)

When was Somalia colonized?

Somalia was divided between the Britons and the Italians. BritishSomaliland was controlled from 1884-1960 while Italian Somalilandwas controlled from 1889-1960.

Is there oil in Somalia?

Yes but you cant use it because of the war. and they have alot of oil since 1970-2010. Yes, allot of it. One of the most in the world becuse of the location of somalia, Near The Arabian Peninsula oil and the Uganda/Kenya oil

How can you get to Somalia?

Catch a boat. you can comfortably fly to anywhere in Somalia from Dubai, Nairobi, Djibouti, Jeddah, Kampala and ....as per my own views, i will not advise anyone to travel to Somalia by boat unless it is a submersible. one can also travel to Somalia by road from Addis Djibouti and Nairobi and from a (MORE)

What activities is in Somalia?

Alot of activities like. Football and different sort of sports. Schools in different grads like intermediate, primary and secondry. Even universities and some high schools. That is the main ones bt i m sure u find more if u ask the somali experties.

Where is Somalia in Africa?

Somalia is at the boarder of Africa. It's seaboard stretches 3,025killometers so Somalia has the total area of 637,657 square kilometers (3,980 square miles of water). Somalia extends about 2,366 kilometers (1,470 miles) that is shared with Djibouti, 682 kilometers (424 miles) with Kenya, and 1,626 (MORE)

When was Somalia colonised?

Northern Somalia was colonized in 1884 by the British and Southern Somalia was colonized in 1889 by the Italians.

When Somalia was founded?

based on the history of the Islam, today the Islamic calendar is 3 Rajab, 1431, so i can before 1431.

Does Somalia have diamonds?

yes there is Diamond in the northern part of Somalia especially self diclared puntland government,, its a mountaneous place full of resource specially diamond

Is it hot in Somalia?

It does get hot in the northern region of Somalia, but usually theweather is up to 20-30 degrees Celsius.

Is there jungle in Somalia?

Yes there is a jungle running all along the Southern border to Kenya which stops roughly near the city of Jammame.

What are the dangers in Somalia?

everything. pirates, kidnappers, toxic waste, sharks, just generally not nice people. you will die. oh don't forget about rape, and aids; that stuff will get you. malaria kills most people as well. you're better off going to kenya to see the lions and tigers. they dance.

Is Somalia communist?

Somalia is in a state of anarchy with rebellion in Ogaden region and small tribal lords struggling to win political power and rule in a autocratic way.It is not a commjunist state.The government which is restricted to Magadishu is republic in principle but a helpless minority.Although UN attempted t (MORE)

Is Somalia a dictatorship?

No, Somalia is not considered a dictatorship. Rather it is often referred to as a failed state ie as a state where the government is unable to provide for, as well as maintain control of, its population. While Somalia does in principle have a government, said government controls only a minor part of (MORE)

What technology is there in Somalia?

None. Absolutely none. It is a 5cm square piece of bird-dung covered wood, floating in the middle of the Arctic Sea. Alternatively, it is the most high-tech place in all the world. Somalia is well-known for being the biggest village in the world, and everybody there has death chips implanted in thei (MORE)

Why are there pirates in Somalia?

Pirates have historically thrived in envirnments with little or nolaw. Somalia at this point has virtually no legal system to speakof, so it is easy for them to hide, and continue using Somalia as abase.

Is Somalia democratic?

Yes, but it has been a very difficult road to reach that point. Forthe past twenty years, there have been as many as seventeenattempts to form a government, but instead there was civil war andsectarian violence. And even when it seemed a government might beformed and might be able to hold elections, (MORE)

What nation is Somalia?

Somlia is the most beautifull nation in African and least to theEuropian Contries but wars are affected it that is why it can't tofollow up the international countries. This delay caused manyproblems to the Somalis and the country totally.