Somalia FlagSomalia

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General


Population: 10,428,043 (2014), 10,251,568 (2013)
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: Hassan Sheikh Mahamud (September 10th 2012)
Head of Government: Abdiwelli Sheikh Ahmed (December 21st 2013)
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: 51.58 years (2014), 51.19 years (2013)

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 59.3%, Industry 7.2%, Services 33.5% (2012)
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 unstable situation, these companies are being extra cautious.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Somalia
Wikipedia: Somalia

Updated on: December 25th, 2014