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 Somalia Overview | Somalia Tour Guide | iExplore.com
Somalia developed from a string of Arab sultanates along the northeast coast of Africa, which in turn had grown up from trading posts established from the 17th century onwards.
Somalia is bordered to the north by the Gulf of Aden, to the south and west by Kenya, to the west by Ethiopia and to the northwest by Djibouti.
Somalia is an arid country and the scenery includes mountains in the north, the flat semi-desert plains in the interior and the subtropical region in the south.
www.africa.com /dmap/Somalia/Overview   (438 words)

  
 Somalia - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Somalia comprises almost the entire African coast of the Gulf of Aden and a longer stretch on the Indian Ocean.
Hostilities between Somalia and Ethiopia erupted in 1964, and Kenya became involved in the conflict as well, which continued until peace was restored in 1967.
The new government was slow to move to Somalia, delayed by disputes over who would be in the cabinet, whether nations neighboring Somalia would contribute troops to African Union peacekeeping forces, and whether the government would be initially established in the capital or outside it.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-somalia.html   (2220 words)

  
 Somalia - GEOGRAPHY
Somalia occupies the tip of a region commonly referred to as the Horn of Africa--because of its resemblance on the map to a rhinoceros's horn--that also includes Ethiopia and Djibouti.
Somalia's long coastline (3,025 kilometers) has been of importance chiefly in permitting trade with the Middle East and the rest of East Africa.
In most of northern, northeastern, and north-central Somalia, where rainfall is low, the vegetation consists of scattered low trees, including various acacias, and widely scattered patches of grass.
www.mongabay.com /reference/country_studies/somalia/GEOGRAPHY.html   (2024 words)

  
 Why War? Keywords: Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
He was arrested and imprisoned in Somalia until he was deported to Saudi Arabia.
Beginning in 1993, a two-year UN humanitarian effort (primarily in the south) was able to alleviate famine conditions, but when the UN withdrew on March 3, 1995, having suffered significant casualties, order still had not been restored.
Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator between the Gulf of Aden on the north and Indian Ocean on the west.
www.why-war.com /encyclopedia/places/somalia   (1287 words)

  
 Geography of Somalia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Somalia's terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains, and highlands.
Southwestern Somalia is dominated by the country's only two permanent rivers, the Jubba and the Shabele.
Somalia · South Africa ;· Sudan · Swaziland · Tanzania · Togo · Tunisia · Uganda · Zambia · Zimbabwe
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Geography_of_Somalia   (2202 words)

  
 Somalia (10/06)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator and, with Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Kenya, is often referred to as the Horn of Africa.
Following the overthrow of the Ethiopian Emperor in 1975, Somalia invaded Ethiopia in 1977 in a second attempt to regain the Ogaden, and the second attempt initially appeared to be in Somalia’s favor.
Somalia has no functioning central government at present; however, Shariff Hassan Sheikh Adan was elected as Speaker of the Assembly in September 2004, Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed was elected as Transitional Federal President of Somalia in October 2004, and Ali Mohamed Gedi was approved by the Transitional Federal Assembly as Prime Minister on December 24, 2004.
www.state.gov /r/pa/ei/bgn/2863.htm   (5291 words)

  
 Somalia (07/98)
Somalia's modern history began in the late l9th century, when various European powers began to trade and establish themselves in the area.
The SRC became increasingly radical in foreign affairs, and in 1974, Somalia and the Soviet Union concluded a treaty of friendship and cooperation.
Within Somalia, Siad Barre's regime became increasingly a victim of insurgencies in the northeast and northwest, whose aim was to overthrow his government.
www.state.gov /outofdate/bgn/s/9029.htm   (3291 words)

  
 Somalia Demographics and Geography - Columbia Gazetteer of the World Online
Somalia (soo-MAH-lee-yah), country (246,200 sq mi/637,658 sq km; 1990 estimated population 8,424,000; 2004 estimated population 8,304,601), extreme E Africa, directly S of the Arabian Peninsula across the Gulf of Aden; (cap.) Mogadisho, 10°00'N 49°00'E. Other important cities are Hargeisa, Berbera (the main N port), and Kismayo (the principal port of the S).
However, after Somalia’s invasion and attempted annexation of the Ogaden region of Ethiopia, the Soviet Union sided with Ethiopia while Somalia sought backing from the U.S. and Saudi Arabia to continue its war.
The population of Somalia’s cities swelled at the outbreak of the famine from rural dwellers seeking food.
www.columbiagazetteer.org /public/Somalia.html   (1181 words)

  
 Geography of present-day nations and states - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Geography of The Bahamas - Commonwealth of The Bahamas
Geography of the Republic of the Congo - Republic of the Congo
Geography of Trinidad and Tobago - Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_geography_topics   (1283 words)

  
 somalia.htm   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Population in Somalia is estimated at about 9 million (1994), of which 64% is rural.
The climate of Somalia is of the arid to semiarid type, with annual rainfall of less than 250 mm in the north, about 400 mm in the south, and 700 mm/year in the southwest.
The rest of the country consists of a plateau, which is crossed by the two main rivers of Somalia, the Juba and the Shebelle, originating from the Ethiopian plateau and draining in a southeast direction towards the Indian Ocean.
www.fao.org /ag/aquastat/SOMALIA.HTM   (1028 words)

  
 Top20Somalia.com - Your Top20 Guide to Somalia!
Somalia (Somali: Soomaaliya; Arabic: الصومال, As-Sumal), formerly known as the Somali Democratic Republic, is a coastal nation in East Africa.
Somalia was one of the many countries devastated by the tsunami which struck the Indian Ocean coast following the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake, destroying entire villages and killing an estimated 300 people.
Somalia has one of the highest child mortality rates in the world, with 10% of children dying at birth and 25% of those surviving birth dying before age five.
www.top20somalia.com   (2151 words)

  
 Somalia: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Somalia, situated in the Horn of Africa, lies along the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean.
Somalia acknowledged defeat in an eight-month war against the Ethiopians that year, having lost much of its 32,000-man army and most of its tanks and planes.
Somalia: Economy - Economy Pastoralism is the dominant mode of life; both nomadic and sedentary herding of cattle,...
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107979.html   (1205 words)

  
 MapUp.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Somalia is located on the east coast of Africa on and north of the Equator and, with Ethiopia, Eritrea and Djibouti, is often referred to as the Horn of Africa.
Somalia has no national government at present; however, a two-year reconciliation process led by the Inter-governmental Authority on Development (IGAD) concluded in October 2004 following the formation of a transitional parliament, known as the Transitional Federal Assembly, in August 2004, and election of a Transitional President in October 2004.
Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed was elected Transitional Federal President of Somalia on October 10, 2004 and Ali Mohamed Gedi was approved by the Transitional Federal Assembly as Prime Minister on December 24, 2004 as part of the continued formation of a Transitional Federal Government (TFG).
mapup.com /africa/somalia.html   (4359 words)

  
 SESRTCIC   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Somalia comprises the perimeter of the Horn of Africa, the Easternmost point of the continent.
Southern Somalia is traversed by two rivers which flow towards the ocean from Ethiopia.
Somalia’s economy is traditionally based on the breeding of camels, sheep, goats and cattle.
www.sesrtcic.org /members/som/somhome.shtml   (222 words)

  
 Somalia Factbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
Somalia's economic fortunes are driven by its deep political divisions.
Livestock, hides, fish, charcoal, and bananas are Somalia's principal exports, while sugar, sorghum, corn, qat, and machined goods are the principal imports.
Somalia's small industrial sector, based on the processing of agricultural products, has largely been looted and sold as scrap metal.
www.geography-site.co.uk /pages/countries/atlas/somalia.html   (1666 words)

  
 Facts About Somalia
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 Transitional Federal President of Somalia and the formation of a transitional 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, Ali Mohamed GHEDI, and a 90-member cabinet.
Somalia's arrears to the IMF continued to grow in 2005.
worldfacts.us /Somalia.htm   (1096 words)

  
 Somalia - Atlapedia Online   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
It is bound by Djibouti to the northwest, Ethiopia to the west, Kenya to the southwest, the Indian Ocean to the east and the Gulf of Aden to the north.
In Apr. 1988 Ethiopia and Somalia signed an agreement to put an end to their fighting over the Ogaden region while the civil war continued to claim tens of thousands of lives.
In 1992 Somalia had been effectively divided amongst the warring clans with the northwest controlled by the Issaq clan-based SNM, the northeast by the Majerteen clan-based SSDF while in Mogadishu and the south the USC had split into two with the Abgal clan of Pres.
www.atlapedia.com /online/countries/somalia.htm   (1527 words)

  
 Somalia Somaliland on the Internet
The printed report, "Dishonoured Legacy: The Lessons of the Somalia Affair" is published and sold at a cost of $125.00 (5 volumes + summary) by the Canada Communications Group, at 45 Sacré-Coeur Boulevard, Hull, Quebec, K1A 0S7.
Has her biography, a video of Iman's visit to Somalia with the ICRC (Red Cross) during the famine, (her first visit in 20 years), meeting her uncle in Baidoa, visiting Mogadishu, etc. includes a diary of her visit and a conversation with Sudanese model, Alek Wek.
Country Reports for Somalia, photographs for purchase (free to non-profits and non sectarian orgs.), an audio file of "That's When I Realized This Is Real" - Weris Jama, from Somalia, talks about her experience being forced to flee Somalia in 1990.
www-sul.stanford.edu /depts/ssrg/africa/somalia.html   (6462 words)

  
 BUBL LINK: Somalia
Detailed handbook describing the history of Somalia and analysing its political, economic, social, and national security systems and institutions, the interrelationships of those systems and the ways they are shaped by cultural factors.
Particular attention is given to the people who make up the society, their origins, dominant beliefs and values, common interests and the issues on which they are divided, and their attitudes toward each other and toward their social system and political order.
Basic reference information about Somalia, such as area, capital, population, population density, geography, language, religion, time zone, history and government, plus business and social information, including details of accommodation, addresses, climate, regions, travel, visas, passports, money, health and public holidays.
bubl.ac.uk /link/s/somalia.htm   (339 words)

  
 African Studies Center | Somalia Page
This website provides news about latest developments on Somalia and the wider Horn of Africa region, UN comment, detailed geographical and population maps, online information databases - including the Somalia Telephone directory, and links to other Somalia resources.
Pictures taken in Somalia by Mark Jackson, a US veteran of the conflict in Somalia.
USAID Somalia strives to improve local governance and conflict mitigation and to increase opportunities for more productive livelihoods.
www.africa.upenn.edu /Country_Specific/Somalia.html   (437 words)

  
 Geography Of Somalia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
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www.appliedlanguage.com /country_guides/somalia_country_geography.shtml   (344 words)

  
 Middle-East-Info.org - Somalia
Somaliland people declared an independent Republic of Somaliland that now includes about 1/4 of Somalia and five of the eighteen administrative regions
:"Somalia's lawless Indian Ocean waters are among the world's most dangerous.
Craft plying the waters often are attacked by armed men in heavily armed speedboats who demand ransom for the return of the ship or cargo, which often ends up being stolen.
www.middle-east-info.org /league/somalia/somalia.htm   (687 words)

  
 Somalia
A SIAD BARRE regime was ousted in January 1991; turmoil, factional fighting, and anarchy followed for nine years.
The TNG does not recognize Somaliland or Puntland as independent republics but so far has been unable to reunite them with the unstable regions in the south; numerous warlords and factions are still fighting for control of Mogadishu and the other southern regions.
The plight of the Agro-pastoral Society of Somalia (by Mohamed Haji Mukhtar)
www.nationsonline.org /oneworld/somalia.htm   (361 words)

  
 Somalia, Somalia geography, Somalia people, Somalia government, Somalia economy, Somalia communication, Somalia ...
Somalia, Somalia geography, Somalia people, Somalia government, Somalia economy, Somalia communication, Somalia transportation, Somalia military, Somalia transnational issues, Somalia flag, Somalia map
The SIAD BARRE regime was ousted in January 1991; turmoil, factional fighting, and anarchy have followed for twelve years.
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 2003 est.)
members.tripod.com /ZhengHe/s/somalia/index.html   (550 words)

  
 FREE In-depth report - Geography - Somalia
This is public domain information from the US State Department Country Guide.
If you did not find the information you were looking for on the subject of Geography you may wish to do another search of Exploitz.com: related Geography search
A good starting point for researching Somalia for travel or reference.
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 AllRefer.com - Hargeisa (Somalia Political Geography) - Encyclopedia
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The British later took control and, in 1941, made Hargeisa the capital of British Somaliland.
The city is the capital of the rebels who declared northern Somalia independent as the "Somaliland Republic."
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/H/Hargeisa.html   (185 words)

  
 IAED: Somalia
The Permanent Mission of Somalia to the United Nations.
Prior to civil war, eighty state-owned oil-fired and diesel power plants provided electricity to cities and towns.
United Nations Development Programme hydrocarbon study in 1991 indicated good potential for oil and gas deposits in northern Somalia.
www.iaed.org /somalia/index.html   (1058 words)

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