Somali Democratic Republic Google maps and facts
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Facts about Somalia
|Administrative divisions:||18 regions (plural - NA , singular - gobolka); Awdal , Bakool , Banaadir , Bari , Bay , Galguduud , Gedo , Hiiraan , Jubbada Dhexe , Jubbada Hoose , Mudug , Nugaal , Sanaag , Shabeellaha Dhexe , Shabeellaha Hoose , Sool , Togdheer , Woqooyi Galbeed|
|Area:||total: 637 ,657 sq km land: 627 ,337 sq km water: 10 ,320 sq km|
|Background:||Britain withdrew from British Somaliland in 1960 to allow its protectorate to join with Italian Somaliland and form the new nation of Somalia. In 1969 , a coup headed by Mohamed SIAD Barre ushered in an authoritarian socialist rule that managed to impose a degree of stability in the country for a couple of decades. After the regime's collapse early in 1991 , Somalia descended into turmoil , factional fighting , and anarchy. In May 1991 , northern clans declared an independent Republic of Somaliland that now includes the administrative regions of Awdal , Woqooyi Galbeed , Togdheer , Sanaag , and Sool. Although not recognized by any government , this entity has maintained a stable existence and continues efforts to establish a constitutional democracy , including holding municipal , parliamentary , and presidential elections. The regions of Bari , Nugaal , and northern Mudug comprise a neighboring self-declared autonomous state of Puntland , which has been self-governing since 1998 but does not aim at independence; it has also made strides toward reconstructing a legitimate , representative government but has suffered some civil strife. Puntland disputes its border with Somaliland as it also claims portions of eastern Sool and Sanaag. Beginning in 1993 , a two-year UN humanitarian effort (primarily in the south) was able to alleviate famine conditions , but when the UN withdrew in 1995 , having suffered significant casualties , order still had not been restored. A two-year peace process , led by the Government of Kenya under the auspices of the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) , concluded in October 2004 with the election of Abdullahi YUSUF Ahmed as President of the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia and the formation of an interim government , known as the Somalia Transitional Federal Institutions (TFIs). The Somalia TFIs include a 275-member parliamentary body , known as the Transitional Federal Assembly (TFA) , a transitional Prime Minister , Nur "Adde" Hassan HUSSEIN , and a 90-member cabinet. The TFIs are based on the Transitional Federal Charter , which outlines a five-year mandate leading to the establishment of a new Somali constitution and a transition to a representative government following national elections. While its institutions remain weak , the TFG continues to reach out to Somali stakeholders and work with international donors to help build the governance capacity of the TFIs and work towards national elections in 2009. In June 2006 , a loose coalition of clerics , business leaders , and Islamic court militias known as the Council of Islamic Courts (CIC) defeated powerful Mogadishu warlords and took control of the capital. The Courts continued to expand militarily throughout much of southern Somalia and threatened to overthrow the TFG in Baidoa. Ethiopian and TFG forces , concerned over links between some CIC factions and the al-Qaida East Africa network and the al-Qaida operatives responsible for the bombings of the US embassies in Tanzania and Kenya in 1998 , intervened in late December 2006 , resulting in the collapse of the CIC as an organization. However , the TFG continues to face violent resistance from extremist elements , such as the al-Shabaab militia previously affiliated with the now-defunct CIC.|
|Flag description:||light blue with a large white five-pointed star in the center; blue field influenced by the flag of the UN|
|Capital:||name: Mogadishu geographic coordinates: 2 04 N , 45 22 E time difference: UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington , DC during Standard Time)|
|Climate:||principally desert; northeast monsoon (December to February) , moderate temperatures in north and hot in south; southwest monsoon (May to October) , torrid in the north and hot in the south , irregular rainfall , hot and humid periods (tangambili) between monsoons|
|Ethnic groups:||Somali 85% , Bantu and other non-Somali 15% (including Arabs 30 ,000)|
|Geographic coordinates:||10 00 N , 49 00 E|
|Geography note:||strategic location on Horn of Africa along southern approaches to Bab el Mandeb and route through Red Sea and Suez Canal|
|Government type:||no permanent national government; transitional , parliamentary federal government|
|Imports partners:||Djibouti 31.2% , Brazil 8.6% , India 8.3% , Kenya 8.1% , Oman 5.4% , UAE 5.1% , Yemen 5% (2007)|
|Internet country code:||.so|
|Land boundaries:||3 ,025 km|
|Neighbouring countries:||total: 2 ,340 km border countries: Djibouti 58 km , Ethiopia 1 ,600 km , Kenya 682 km|
|Languages:||Somali (official) , Arabic , Italian , English|
|Location:||Eastern Africa , bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean , east of Ethiopia|
|National holiday:||Foundation of the Somali Republic , 1 July (1960); note - 26 June (1960) in Somaliland|
|Nationality:||noun: Somali(s) adjective: Somali|
|Natural hazards:||recurring droughts; frequent dust storms over eastern plains in summer; floods during rainy season|
|Population:||9 ,558 ,666 note: this estimate was derived from an official census taken in 1975 by the Somali Government; population counting in Somalia is complicated by the large number of nomads and by refugee movements in response to famine and clan warfare (July 2008 est.)|
|Terrain:||mostly flat to undulating plateau rising to hills in north|
Capital of Somali Democratic Republic
Muqdisho (click to view Muqdisho map)
Places in Somalia
Browse the most comprehensive and up-to-date online directory of administrative regions and Street views in Somalia. Regions are sorted in alphabetical order from level 1 to level 2 and eventually up to level 3 regions.
Galmudug (208 google map locations)
Gobolka Bari (94 google map locations)
Gobolka Jubbada Hoose (224 google map locations)
Maakhir (557 google map locations)
Province of Bakol (143 google map locations)
Province of Bay (814 google map locations)
Province of Galgaduud (74 google map locations)
Province of Hiran (173 google map locations)
Province of Mudug (45 google map locations)
Province of Nugaal (30 google map locations)
Province of Sanaag (58 google map locations)
Puntland (119 google map locations)
Somaliland (243 google map locations)
Upper Juba Region (262 google map locations)
Random cities in SomaliaMuqdisho, the capital city of Somalia.
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