Somalia

Somalia

East africa

Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia, is a sovereign state with its territory located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, Djibouti to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden to the north, (currently self declared country Somaliland estimated 5.4 millions) the Guardafui Channel and Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. It is separated from Socotra by the Guardafui Channel in the northeast. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa’s mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands. Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall. In terms of culture, religion, ethnicity and linguistics, it has been described as the “only” and the “most” homogeneous country in Africa. Somalia has an estimated population of around 17.3 million. Around 85% of its residents are ethnic Somalis, who have historically inhabited the northern part of the country. Ethnic minorities are largely concentrated in the southern regions. The official languages of Somalia are Somali, English and Arabic, both of which belong to the Afroasiatic family. Most people in the country are Musl

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