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British Somalia and French Somalia

British Somalia and French Somalia

British Somalia (Somaliland). – The territory of Somaliland remained under British military administration until 1948, when it returned to the control of the Colonial Office. In February 1955 the wooded area (haĆ¹d in Somali) next to the border (about 25,000 km 2) which had passed under the direct government of British authority since 1941 as a consequence of the 1940-45 war was returned to Ethiopia. On that occasion, moreover, the area corresponding to the border section between the intersection of…

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Somalia Guide

Somalia Guide

Somalia – country information Country name Somalia Official name Somali Democratic Republic Capital Mogadishu Continent Africa Area 637,657 km2 Population 10,496,000 (2013) Foundation of a state 1/7/1960 The highest mountains Surud Ad 2408 m Longest rivers Shebelle 2010 km (about 1000 km in the country) State system organs of state power do not function The biggest cities Mogadishu (capital) 1,200,000, Hargeisa 400,000, Kismayo 200,000 Official language Somali, Arabic Ethnicity/National Composition Somalis 98.3%, Arabs 1.2%, Bantu 0.4%, others 0.1% Religious affiliation…

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