Somalia has the longest coastline on the continent's mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.

Most people in the country are Muslim, with the majority being Sunni.

Due to the instability, violence, and protracted lack of a permanent central authority, Somalia also topped the Failed States Index (FSI) between 2008 and 2013.

  • Somalia has largest boundary with Ethiopia which is approximately 1600 km.
  • Somalia has shortest boundary with Djibouti which is approximately 58 km.
  • The largest river in Somalia is Jubba which is 1580 km.
  • The largest export partner of Somalia is UAE.
  • The largest import partner of Somalia is Djibouti.
  • There are 5 seaports in Somalia.

Tourist Attraction#

Nomadic and seminomadic herders still make up a large part of Somalia's population.

National Facts#

  • The national animal of Somalia is Leopard.
  • The famous dance of Somalia is Dhaanto.

Leopard, Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC
Foto: source: Wikicommons unter CC


  1. Text marked as italic is taken from unter CC