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Federal Republic o Somalie[1]
Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya (so)
جمهورية الصومال الفدرالية (ar)
Jumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya
Banner Coat o airms
Anthem: Qolobaa Calankeed
Location o  Somalie  (dark blue)– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)– in the African Union  (light blue)
Location o  Somalie  (dark blue)

– in Africa  (light blue & dark grey)
– in the African Union  (light blue)

an lairgest ceety
2°2′N 45°21′E / 2.033°N 45.350°E / 2.033; 45.350
Offeecial leids
Ethnic groups
Government Federal pairlamentar republic
 -  Preses Hassan Sheikh Mohamud
 -  Prime Meenister Abdiweli Sheikh Ahmed
Legislatur Federal Pairlament
 -  Somali ceety-states c. 200 BCE 
 -  Sultanate o Mogadishu 10t century 
 -  Warsangali Sultanate 13t century 
 -  Ajuran Empire 13t century 
 -  Majeerteen Sultanate 18t century 
 -  Breetish Somaliland 1884 
 -  Italian Somaliland 1889 
 -  Union, Independence an Constitution 1 July 1960[3] 
 -  Seicont Constitution 25 August 1979[3] 
 -  Current Constitution 1 August 2012 
 -  Total 637,657 km2 (44t)
246,200 sq mi 
 -  2014 estimate 10,428,043[3] (86t)
 -  Densitie 16.12[5]/km2 (199t)
41.73/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
 -  Total $5.896 billion[3] (163rd)
 -  Per capita $600[3] (224t)
Currency Somali shilling (SOS)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
 -  Summer (DST) no observit (UTC+3)
Drives on the richt
Cawin code +252
Internet TLD .so

Somalie (pronounced /soʊˈmɑːliə/ soh-MAH-lee-ə; Somali: Soomaaliya‎; Arabic: الصومالaṣ-Ṣūmāl), offeecially the Federal Republic o Somalie (Somali: Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya‎, Arabic: جمهورية الصومال الفدراليةJumhūriyyat aṣ-Ṣūmāl al-Fiderāliyya), is a kintra locatit in the Horn o Africae. It is bordered bi Djibouti tae the northwast, Kenyae tae the soothwast, the Gulf o Aden wi Yemen tae the north, the Indie Ocean tae the aest, an Ethiopie tae the wast. Wi the langest coastline on the continent, its terrain consists mainly o plateaus, plains an Hielands.

In antiquity, Somalie wis a important centre for commerce wi the rest o the auncient warld. Its sailors an merchants war the main suppleers o frankincense, myrrh an spices, items which war considered valuable luxuries bi the Auncient Egyptians, Phoenicies, Mycenaeans an Babylonians wi whom the Somali fowk tradit. The auncient Puntites were a nation o fowk that haed close relations wi Pharaonic Egyp durin the times o Pharaoh Sahure an Queen Hatshepsut. The pyramidal structures, temples an auncient hooses o dressed stone littered aroond the kintra are said tae date frae this period. Durin the Middle Ages, several pouerful Somali empires dominatit the regional trade, includin the Ajuuraan State, the Sultanate o Adal, the Warsangali Sultanate an the Gobroon Dynasty.

Somalie wis never formally colonized. Muhammad Abdullah Hassan's Dervish State successfully repulsed the Breetish Empire fower times an forced it tae retreat tae the coastal region. Due tae these successful expeditions, the Dervish State wis recognized as an ally bi the Ottoman an German Empires. The Turks also named Hassan Emir o the Somali naition, an the Germans promised tae offeecially recognize any territories the Dervishes wur tae acquire. Efter a quarter o a century o holdin the Breetish at bay, the Dervishes were finally defeated in 1920 as a direct consequence o Breetain's new policy o aerial bombardment. As a result o this bombardment, umwhile Dervish territories war turned intae a protectorate o Breetain. Italy faced similar opposition frae Somali Sultans an armies, an did nae acquire full control o pairts o modern Somalie til the Fascist era in late 1927. This occupation lasted til 1941, an wis replaced bi a Breetish militar admeenistration. Northren Somalie would remain a protectorate, while soothren Somalie became a trusteeship. The Union o the twa regions in 1960 formed the Somali Republic. A civilian govrenment wis formed, an on 20 Julie 1961, through a popular referendum, a new constitution that haed first been drafted the year afore wis ratified.

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  4. Paul Dickson (15 August 2006). Labels for Locals : What to Call People from Abilene to Zimbabwe (1st Collins ed.). New York: HarperCollins. p. 208. ISBN 978-0-06-088164-1. 
  5. CIA World Factbook 2011 – Population density. (2011-05-25). Retrieved on 2011-12-15.