Somalia Facts and Culture

  • Food and Recipes: People gather around a communal bowl or platter, and eat only with the right hand. Guests are offered larger servings.... More
  • Family: Loyalty and devotion to the family is important, and families always help each other when in need. This help will... More
  • Fashion: Somali people are usually tall and slender. Men often wear a flowing plaid "ma'awiis" or kilt or pants. A... More
  • Visiting: A popular time to visit is late afternoon, when most work is finished and it is too hot to... More

Somalia Facts

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Capital Mogadishu
Government Type no permanent national government; transitional, parliamentary federal government
Currency SOS
Population 10,616,380
Total Area 246,199 Square Miles
637,657 Square Kilometers
Location Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, east of Ethiopia
Language Somali (official), Arabic, Italian, English

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