Somalia is located in northeastern Africa and forms the eastern horn of Africa. It lies to the east of the African continent. There is a border with Djibouti to the northwest, Kenya to the southwest, Gulf of Aden and Yemen in the north, Indian Ocean in the east, Ethiopia in the west. It has an area of approximately 640,000 km2. The Capital is Mogadishu.
The Economy of Somalia
Somalia Area Code: +252
Somali Currency: US Dollar, Somali Shilling
Cities of Somalia: Mogadishu, Boorama, Hergeisa, Kismayo
The economy of Somalia is based on animal husbandry and agriculture. Camels, sheep, goats and cattle are grown. 15% of the land area is suitable for cultivation. However, sowing is done in a 2% section. The soils along the rivers are very efficient. The main crops are corn, millet, sesame, beans, cotton, sugar beet, chewing gum, daily, broom, capole and banana.
Somalia has a small industry. More tuna and meat industry, textile and sugar, soap-oil industry is available. The main minerals that can be extracted in the country are; sea salt, limestone, sandstone (kefeki stone), clay, meerschaum, gypsum, iron, tin bauxite, titanium and uranium.
Somalia’s Exported Products
Sheep and Goat, Gold, Cattle, Other Oil Seeds and Integrated Circuits.
Somalia Imports Products
There are Raw Sugar, Rice, Rubber Shoes, Palm Oil and Wheat Flours.
Countries Exported by Somalia
Oman, United Arab Emirates, Hong Kong, India and Belarus.
Countries Imported by Somalia
United Arab Emirates, India, China, Oman and Turkey.
Nations Living in Somalia
The majority of Somalis come from the Hamitite lineage. There are also Africans, Arabs and a small number of Europeans, Indians and Pakistanis.
Languages spoken in Somalia
Official language; There are two official languages: Somali and Arabic.