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Somalia FlagSomalia

A Man Throws Stones Not Words.

 

General


Population: 9,925,640 (2011)
Land Area: 637,657 sq km
Natural Resources: Uranium, iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, oil
Capital: Mogadishu
Political System: No permanent government
State Leader: Sharif Ahmed (2009)
Head of Government: Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed Farmajo (2010)
Languages: Somali, Arabic, Italian, English
Currency: Somali Shilling (SOS)
Major Religions: Sunni Muslim
Major Ethnicities: Somali 85%, Bantu and other non-Somali 15%
Life Expectancy: 50.4 years (2011)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 2.372 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 5.896 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 600 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.6% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 65%, Industry 10%, Services 25% (2005)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 71%, Industry and Services 29% (1975)
Industries: Light industries, sugar refining, textiles, wireless communications
Agriculture Products: Bananas, sorghum, corn, coconuts, rice, sugarcane, mangoes, sesame seeds, beans; cattle, sheep, goats; fish
Human Development Index: NA
Tourism Revenue: NA
Unemployment Rate: NA

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Army Size: NA
Budget: 4% of GDP (2004)

Current Situation

 

Somalia is located in the Horn of Africa in East Africa. Somalia is bordered by Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. Somalia lacks a permanent government, but some regions have been growing nonetheless. The most important sector in the economy is agriculture. There is growing interest from large oil companies to invest in Somalia, however considering the current social situation, these companies are being extra cautious.

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Sources

CIA World Factbook: Somalia
Wikipedia: Somalia

Updated on: December 29, 2011