Country: Somalia

Population: 9,118,773

Capital: Mogadishu

Time Zone: UTC+3

Currency Name: Somali shilling (SOS)

Government Type: no permanent national government; transitional, parliamentary federal government

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

Ethnic Breakdown: Somali 85%, Bantu and other non-Somali 15% (including Arabs 30,000)

Religion: Sunni Muslim

Major Cities: Mogadishu

Phone Country Code: 252

Health Concerns: food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A and E, and typhoid fever, vectorborne diseases: malaria and dengue fever are high risks in some locations, water contact disease: schistosomiasis, animal contact disease: rabies

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: no peak season

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: When Somalia's Table Mountain is covered with clouds the locals refer to it as the Tablecloth.