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Somalia

Somalia
  • Capital

    Capital

    Mogadishu

  • Local time

    Local time

    4:54

  • Population

    Population

    14.11 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +252

  • Currency

    Currency

    Sh SOS (shilling)

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Somalia

Somalia
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  • Capital

    Capital

    Mogadishu

  • Local time

    Local time

    4:54

  • Population

    Population

    14.11 m

  • Driving side

    Driving side

    Right

  • Calling code

    Calling code

    +252

  • Currency

    Currency

    Sh SOS (shilling)

  • Average Salary

    Average Salary

    $ 350

  • Petrol price

    Petrol price

    € 0.78 pl

  • Precipitation

    Precipitation

    282mm /year

Geography & travel

  • Country Area

    Country Area

    637 657 km2

  • Protected Area

    Protected Area

    1%

  • Forest Area

    Forest Area

    10%

  • Agricultural area

    Agricultural area

    70%

  • Annual air passengers

    Annual air passengers

    4 485

Population

  • Ethnicity

    Ethnicity

    Somali - 85 %
    Bantu and others

  • Religion

    Religion

    Islam
    Islam

  • Languages

    Languages

    Somali
    Arabic
    Italian

  • Armed Forces

    Armed Forces

    19 800

  • Murders

    Murders

    6 per 100k

  • Alcohol consumption

    Alcohol consumption

    0.5 l/person

  • Diabetes

    Diabetes

    5.1%

  • Malaria

    Malaria

    86%

  • Tuberculosis

    Tuberculosis

    274 per 100k

  • HIV

    HIV

    0.4%

Economy

  • Industries

    Industries

    few light industries, including sugar refining, textiles, wireless communication

  • Agriculture

    Agriculture

    bananas, sorghum, corn, coconuts, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, sesame seeds, beans

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    uranium and iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil

  • Natural Resources

    Natural Resources

    uranium and iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil

  • Renewable Energy

    Renewable Energy

    93%

  • CO2 Emissions

    CO2 Emissions

    609kt

  • Ease of Business

    Ease of Business

    190 (Best=1, Worst=200)

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What not to do when visiting Somalia

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Business & Communication

Don’t forget to shake hands when greeting, together with nodding and sometimes a little bow (same sex). Friends may hug or share a kiss on the cheeks or hand. Women and men tend to greet only verbally.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t wear expensive clothes or shiny jewellery in public - keep a low profile to avoid unwanted attention.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t show love affection at the public - even married couples often walk side by side without holding hands.

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Did you know

Did you know?

Somalia is one of the only places where Muslim women do not traditionally wear hijabs.

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Business & Communication

Don’t ignore a higher threat of piracy in the territorial and international waters of Somalia - vessels have been attacked at a considerable distance from the Somali coastline.

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Business & Communication

Don’t photograph military installations, government buildings, key infrastructure or border controls - it’s illegal.

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Business & Communication

Don't walk alone if you're a foreign woman, especially at night.

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Business & Communication

Don’t be offended by finger-pointing when showing something to someone - it’s common.

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Business & Communication

Don’t eat or hand things over with the left hand.

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Did you know

Did you know?

In eastern Africa, you can buy beer brewed from bananas.

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Street & Behavioral

Don’t forget same-sex sexual contact is criminalised in Somalia. Homosexuality is a taboo.

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Don’t forget the rainy season extends from May to October in the southwest and from December to February in the northeast.

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