Located in the continent of Africa, Somalia covers 627,337 square kilometers of land and 10,320 square kilometers of water, making it the 44th largest nation in the world with a total area of 637,657 square kilometers.
Somalia became an independent state in 1960, after gaining its sovereignty from Italy. The population of Somalia is 10,085,638 (2012) and the nation has a density of 16 people per square kilometer.
The currency of Somalia is the Somali Shilling (SOS). As well, the people of Somalia are refered to as Somali.
The dialing code for the country is 252 and the top level internet domain for Somali sites is .so.
To learn more, visit our detailed Somalia section.
|Density||16.1 / km2 ( 41.6 / mi2 )|
|GDP||917,044,254 (1990 data)|
|GDP per Capita||91 (1990 data)|
|Land Area||627,337 km2 (242,216 mi2)|
|Water Area||10,320 km2 (3,985 mi2)|
|Neighbouring Countries||Kenya, Ethiopia|
What is the capital of Somalia?
Mogadishu is the capital city of Somalia. It has a population of 2,587,183, and is located on a latitue of 2.04 and longitude of 45.34.
Mogadishu is also the political center of Somalia, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Ceremonial head of state.
Quick Facts About Mogadishu, the Capital Of Somalia
|Elevation||12 meters over sea level|
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