Country statistics


Land area: 242,216 sq miles (627,339 sq km)

Total area: 246,199 sq miles (637,657 sq km)

Population (July 2011 est.): 9,925,640 (growth rate: 1.6%); birth rate: 42.7/1000; infant mortality rate: 105.56/1000; life expectancy: 50.4

Capital City: Mogadishu

Monetary unit: Somali shilling

Languages: Somali (official), Arabic, English, Italian

Ethnicity/race: Somali 85%, Bantu and others 15% (including Arabs 30,000)

Religions: Islam (Sunni)

Country introduction

The culture

Attractions & landmarks