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Last update : 19 February 2019


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Capital : Mogadishu
Language :  Somali, Arabic
Currency :  Somali shilling
Population : 11 079 000
Area : 637 657 km2

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Somalia facts

1. Independence from Great Britain and Italy was obtained on July 1, 1960.
2. The population density is 21 people / km².
3. This country is twice as large as Poland.
4. The main religion is Islam – 99.6%.
5. The main rivers are Juba and Uebi Szebelie.
6. The full name of the country – the Federal Republic of Somalia.
7. The most popular sport is football.
8. The average annual temperature is 28 degrees.
9. The highest peak is Shimbiris, 2,450 m above sea level.
10. Political system – republic.
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11. Position in the best world army list:
      – 2015 year – 99 place,
      – 2018 year – 131 place.

12. Number of soldiers:
      – 2014 year – 12,000 professional and 24,000 reservists, < br>       – 2018 year – 15,900 professional and 0 reservists.

13. Number of equipment:
      – 2014 year – 70 tanks, 260 armored vehicles, 30 jet aircraft and 14 helicopters,
      – 2018 year – 140 tanks, 430 armored vehicles, 25 jet aircraft and 0 helicopters.

14. Expenses for the army:
      – 2014 year – $1,500,000,000 ,
      – 2018 year – $58 960 000 .

15. Maritime fleet …
      – in 2014 , the year was around ships, in 2018 the year is about 2 ships.

Autor: Wojak

16. In Somalia, there is no minimum wage set by the government.

Autor: Daria

17. In Somalia, an average person consumes about 0.5 liters of pure alcohol per year.

Autor: AlkoWorld

18. The beginning of education begins at the age of 6.

19. The average IQ level is 68.

Autor: EduKacJa

20. In this country there are 62.2% of people above 15 years of age who can not read or write (approximately 6 709 514 people).

Autor: Reebeka

21. The national animal is a leopard.

Autor: Kos

22. Built-up area allowed speed depending on the area varies from 40 to 65 km / h.

23. Outside built-up areas, the permitted speed on the normal road varies from 50 to 90 km / h, and on highways from 110 to 120 km / h.

24. In 2013, 201 people died as a result of traffic accidents.

25. In this country there are over 59 400 motor vehicles registered (6 vehicles per 1,000 inhabitants).

Autor: AutoMania

26. In this country there are over 22 100 km of paved roads (0.03% of all roads in the world).

27. In this country there are 61 airports, 6 with paved surface.

Autor: Marlène

28. In this country over 500,000 (2015) 1 200 000 (2018) people have access to the internet (about 11% of the population).

29. Around 429,000 (2015) 1,100,000 (2018) accounts on Facebook.

Autor: NET

30. The national top-level domain is .so . There are over 21,400 websites with such an extension.

Autor: http

31. The most popular pages with the extension .so are: solarmovie.so, atdhe.so and ch131.so.

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32. In this country an adult person smokes an average of 6 cigarettes a month.

Autor: VViki

33. Gross Domestic Product (GDP) …
      – in 2015 the year is $5,707,000,000 ,
      – in 2018 the year is $7,370,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

34. The foreign debt at the beginning of 2014 of the year was around: $3,054,000,000 .

Autor: Komornik

35. The lowest temperature: 2.8 °C was measured in Hargeysa.

36. The highest temperature: 47.8 °C was measured in Berber.

Autor: weather

37. The most deadly disease in this country is tuberculosis.

Autor: medi

38. The average life expectancy in this country is 50.2 years (women – 51.8 years and men – 48.7 years).

Autor: Wilga

39. In this country, men and women can get married at the age of 18.

40. A woman gives birth to 6 children on average

Autor: Nadia

41. The average age people living in this country is 17.8 years.

42. The country is around:
4 844 000 people (43.72%) in the age range 0-14 years.
5 987 000 people (54.04%) in the age range 15-64 years.
248 200 people (2.24%) over 65 years old.

43. In this country, about 448 000 children are born each year (4.0% of the population), and about 151,000 people die (1.4% of the population).

Autor: Sara19

44. There are 441290 km2 of agricultural land in Somalia (70% of the country).

45. 69774 km2 of the country is covered by forests (11.1%)

46. 91 people in 1000 possess firearms.

47. The highest situated city in the country is Erigavo.

48. In this country, women have the right to vote since 1956.

Autor: Statyk

49. The country joined the UN on September 20, 1960.

50. 35% of the country’s population lives in urban areas.

51. In 2016, a death penalty was imposed on over 14 people.

Autor: Statyk

52. The tax on goods and services is 10% (2018).

Autor: Fan%

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What is the highest peak in Somalia?
The highest peak in Somalia is Shimbiris (2450 m above sea level).

answer: Marta

What is the largest river in Somalia?
The longest river in Somalia is Shebelle.

answer: Marta

What is the largest lake in Somalia?
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What is the national dish?
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What Somalia has national colors?
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What is national alcohol?
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What is the national animal?
The national animal is a leopard.

answer: Marta

What is the national sport?
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Which countries borders Somalia?
Somalia borders with such countries as: Djibouti 58 km, Ethiopia 1,600 km, Kenya 682 km.

answer: Marta

What is the average age of people living in this country?
The average age people living in this country is 17.8 years old.

answer: Marta

What is the minimum wage?
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What is the population density in Somalia?
The population density is 18 people per km2.

answer: Marta

What is the motto of this country?
The motto of the country is: “Go forward and never go back!”.

answer: Marta

What is the highest temperature recorded in this country?
The highest temperature: 47.8 ° C was measured in Berber.

answer: Marta

What is the lowest temperature recorded in this country?
The lowest temperature: 2.8 ° C was measured in Hargeysa.

answer: Marta

With how many years can you legally buy alcohol?
For Muslims, alcohol is illegal. Other people may have bought it for 21 years.

answer: Marta