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Country Profile - Somalia


Somalia, officially the Federal Republic of Somalia , 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.


General Information:

Capital: Mogadishu

Language: Somali (official), Arabic (official), Italian, English

Religion: Sunni Muslim (Islam) (official)

Currency: The Somali shilling is the official currency of Somalia. It is subdivided into 100 senti.

Cryptocurrency: In Somalia, cryptocurrency is still a controversial issue and there is not yet any formal cryptocurrency regulation put in place.

GMT: (+) 3 

Somalia has an estimated population of around 14.3 million. Around 85% of its residents are ethnic Somalis, who have historically inhabited the northern part of the country. Ethnic minorities are largely concentrated in the southern regions. The official languages of Somalia are Somali and Arabic, both of which belong to the Afroasiatic family. Most people in the country are Muslim, with the majority being Sunni.


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