Somalia

Languages:

Somali, Arabic 

Time zone:

EAT (UTC+3) 

Electricity:

230V 50Hz 

Area:

637,657 sq km 

Population:

12,316,895 (2014 estimate) 

Currency:

Somali shilling (SOS) 

Religion:

Islam 

Government:

Federal parliamentary republic 

Phone code:

+252 

Somalia's flag Flag of Somalia
Somalia , officially the Federal Republic of Somalia (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya, Arabic: جمهورية الصومال الفيدرالية‎‎ Jumhūrīyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fidirālīyah), is a country 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, the Indian Ocean to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on Africa's mainland,[9] and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.[3] Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.
Somalia has an estimated population of around 12.3 million. Around 85% of its residents are ethnic Somalis, who have historically inhabited the northern part of the country.