Somalia

Somalia is formally recognised as the Federal Republic of Somalia and forms part of the Horn of Africa. Its neighbours are Ethiopia, Djibouti, the Gulf of Aden to the north, the Indian Ocean and Kenya. Beautiful Somalia is home to the longest coastline on the mainland and its terrain comprises mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands. Generally speaking Somalia is a semi-arid country with hot conditions all year-round, along with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.

Ethnic minority groups make up Somalia’s majority population and are generally concentrated in the southern areas. Somali and Arabic are the official languages of Somalia, both of which belong to the Afro-Asiatic family. Most Burundi citizens are Muslims with the majority being Sunni.

Somalia’s economy is predominantly based mainly on livestock, remittance/money transfer companies, and telecommunications. Today Somalia now offers some of the most technologically advanced and competitively priced telecommunications and internet services in the world.

Capital: Mogadishu

Currency: Somali shilling

Population: 10.2 million

Official languages: Somali Language, Arabic Language