Outline of Somalia

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The location of Somalia
An enlargeable map of Somalia

The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Somalia:

Somalia – 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 Guardafui Channel and Somali Sea to the east, and Kenya to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on the mainland,[1] and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.[2] Hot conditions prevail year-round, along with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.[3]

General reference[edit]

An enlargeable basic map of Somalia

Geography of Somalia[edit]

An enlargeable topographic map of Somalia
 Djibouti 58 km
 Ethiopia 1,600 km
 Kenya 682 km
  • Coastline: 3,025 km

Environment of Somalia[edit]

An enlargeable satellite image of Somalia

Natural geographic features of Somalia[edit]

Regions of Somalia[edit]

States and regions of Somalia

Ecoregions of Somalia[edit]

List of ecoregions in Somalia

Administrative divisions of Somalia[edit]

Administrative divisions of Somalia

Regions of Somalia[edit]

Regions of Somalia

Demography of Somalia[edit]

Demographics of Somalia

Government and politics of Somalia[edit]

Politics of Somalia

Branches of the government of Somalia[edit]

Government of Somalia

Executive branch of the government of Somalia[edit]

Legislative branch of the government of Somalia[edit]

Judicial branch of the government of Somalia[edit]

Judiciary of Somalia

Foreign relations of Somalia[edit]

Foreign relations of Somalia

International organization membership[edit]

The Republic of Somalia is a member of:[7]

Somalia is one of only 7 U.N member countries, which are not a member state of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Law and order in Somalia[edit]

Judiciary of Somalia

Military of Somalia[edit]

Military of Somalia

Local government in Somalia[edit]

Local government in Somalia

History of Somalia[edit]

History of Somalia

Culture of Somalia[edit]

Culture of Somalia

Art in Somalia[edit]

Sports in Somalia[edit]

Sports in Somalia

Economy and infrastructure of Somalia[edit]

Economy of Somalia

Education in Somalia[edit]

Education in Somalia

See also[edit]



  1. ^ "Coastline". World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 2013-08-03.
  2. ^ "Somalia". World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-05-31.
  3. ^ "Somalia – Climate". countrystudies.us. 14 May 2009.
  4. ^ "Somalia". World Factbook. Central Intelligence Agency. 2009-05-14. Retrieved 2009-05-31.
  5. ^ Paul Dickson, Labels for locals: what to call people from Abilene to Zimbabwe, (Merriam-Webster: 1997), p.175.
  6. ^ The only glaciers in Africa are on Mt Kenya (in Kenya), on Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania), and in the Ruwenzori Mountains (which are located in Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo). See Proceedings of the Riederalp Workshop, September 1978; Actes de l'Atelier de Riederalp, septembre 1978): IAHS-AISH Publ. no. 126, 1980.
  7. ^ "Somalia". The World Factbook. United States Central Intelligence Agency. 3 July 2009. Retrieved 23 July 2009.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Somalia

General information