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Soomaaliga Soomaaliya - Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya

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

English Somalia - Somali Republic

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 its political union with Somalia. See also Somali Civil War maps

Other languages Arabic: الصومال (بالصومالية: Soomaaliya‏)، وتعرف رسميا باسم جمهورية الصومال (بالصومالية: Jamhuuriyadda Soomaaliya‏) وكانت تعرف فيما قبل باسم جمهورية الصومال الديموقراطية، هي دولة تقع في منطقة القرن الإفريقي في شرق أفريقيا. تقع الصومال في منطقة القرن الإفريقي. ويحدها من الشمال الغربي جيبوتي، وكينيا من الجنوب الغربي، وخليج عدن من الشمال والمحيط الهندي من الشرق وأثيوبيا من الغرب. وتملك أطول حدود بحرية في قارة أفريقيا. تتسم تضاريسها بالتنوع بين الهضاب والسهول والمرتفعات. مناخها صحراوي حار على مدار السنة مع بعض الرياح الموسمية والأمطار غير المنتظمة.

Short name  Somalia
Official name Somali Republic
Status Independent country since 1960
Location East Africa
Capital Muqdisho (Mogadishu)
Population 12,316,895 inhabitants
Area 647,657 square kilometres (250,062 sq mi)
Major languages Somali, Arabic (both official)
Major religions Islam
More information Somalia, Geography of Somalia, History of Somalia and Politics of Somalia
More images Somalia - Somalia (Category).

General maps

Map of Somalia
Map of Somalia

History maps

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
Governorate of Somalia Italians
Italian Somaliland
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.
  • Pink - Somaliland (declared independent, unrecognized)
  • Blue - Puntland (declared autonomous)
  • Gold-brown - controlled directly by Supreme Islamic Courts Council (includes Mogadishu)
  • Light Yellow - allied to the Supreme Islamic Courts Council
  • Orange - controlled by Transitional National Government (TNG)
  • White dot - Baidoa (seat of the Transitional National Government)
  • Green line - former eastern boundary of Southwestern Somalia
  • Light Green - Southwestern Somalia (declared regional autonomy; associated with the TNG)
  • Light Purple - Jubaland (also formerly 9 & 10; declared regional Autonomy and associated with the TNG)
  • Grey - No government
Political Situation in Somalia at the height of the Islamic Courts Union expansion
Current political situation in Somalia
self-declared state of Galmudug
Somalia administrative divisions, regions and districts
Somalia regions (numbered)
Somalia districts

Other maps

Population density map, 2002
Ethnic groups, 2002
Ethnic groups, 1977

Satellite maps

Satellite map

Notes and references

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