Where is Somalia?

Somalia is located in the Northern Africa region at latitude 5.152149 and longitude 46.199616 and is part of the African continent.

The DMS coordinates for the center of the country are:

  • 5° 9' 7.74'' N
  • 46° 11' 58.62'' E

You can see the location of Somalia on the world map below:

Somalia location on the map pointed out by a pin.

Somalia Neighboring Countries

The neighboring countries of Somalia (SO) are:

  1. Djibouti (DJ)
  2. Ethiopia (ET)
  3. Kenya (KE)

Maritime Borders

Somalia borders with the Indian Ocean.

Somalia Key Facts

CoordinatesLatitude: 5.152149
Longitude: 46.199616
Country CodesAlpha 2: SO
Alpha 3: SOM
Country Flag Emoji🇸🇴
Int. Phone Prefix+252
Capital cityMogadishu
Northern Africa
Country Area637,657 sq km
Population 202116,359,500
World Rank: 72
Median Age15.2
Life expectancy55.3
Major languagesSomali (official, according to the 2012 Transitional Federal Charter), Arabic (official, according to the 2012 Transitional Federal Charter), Italian, English
UTC/GMT TimeNumber of time zones: 1
  • UTC+03:00
Internet TLD.so
Biggest AirportAden Adde International Airport (MGQ)
Average temperature27.05 °C
80.69 °F
Administrative Divisions18 regions
Political systemFederal parliamentary democratic republic

Somalia Economy Facts

World Bank Income GroupLow income
World Bank RegionSub-Saharan Africa
CurrencySomalian Shilling (SOS)
GDP in 2020$7 (billions of USD)
World Rank: 152
GDP per capita in 2020$438
World Rank: 194
Major Industries / Economic SectorsAgriculture, manufacturing, energy, services
Top 5 Import CountriesUnited Arab Emirates, China, Kenya, India, Ethiopia
Top 5 Export CountriesUnited Arab Emirates, India, Kenya, China, Saudi Arabia

Biggest Cities in Somalia

Here are the largest cities in Somalia based on 2021 data:

City Population
Mogadishu 2,120,000
Marka 230,100
Jamaame 185,270
Kismaayo 166,667
Baidoa 129,839
Jawhar 111,308
Beledweyne 62,945
Gaalkacyo 61,200
Boosaaso 46,969
Garbahaarrey 43,000

Map of Somalia with the Largest Cities

Other Countries in the Northern Africa Region