Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya waa dal ku yaalla geeska Bari ee Afrika. Waa dal raadkiisu taariikhda dunida laga heli karo, isagoo hadba magac lagu tilmaamayo, gaar ahaan xilligii Fircoonta iyo Romaankuba. Somaliya waxay u qaybsantahay 18 gobol
The Federal Republic of Somalia is located on the Horn of Africa in East Africa. It is bordered by ► Ethiopia to the west, ► Djibouti to the north-west, ► Kenya on its south-west, and the Gulf of Aden on its north, and the Indian Ocean at its east. The Somali state currently exists solely in a de jure capacity; Somalia has a recognized central government authority. ► Somaliland withdrew from it's political union with Somalia. See also Somali Civil War maps
Italian: La Somalia [so-mà-lia] è uno Stato dell'Africa Orientale situata nel corno d'Africa. Confina col Gibuti a nord, con l'Etiopia a ovest e con il Kenya a sudovest; si affaccia a nord sul Golfo di Aden e a est sull'Oceano Indiano. Il territorio è in gran parte arido e semi-arido, a eccezione del sud, più fertile.
This section holds a short summary of the history of the area of present-day Somalia, illustrated with maps, including historical maps of former countries and empires that included present-day Somalia.
Colonial partition of the Horn of Africa around 1900
Somalia in the Italian colonial empire in 1940
Battle of Mogadishu 1993
Regions of Somalia
Map of Somalia showing the major self-declared states and areas of factional control, as of December 2006.
Somalia administrative divisions, regions and districts
Somalia regions (numbered)
Population density map, 2002
Ethnic groups, 2002
Ethnic groups, 1977
Notes and references
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