flag Somalia Somalia: Statistical Overview

Capital: Mogadishu


Total Population: 17,597,511
Natural Increase: 3.1%
Density: 27 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 47.3%
Ethnic Origins: The population is largely made up of Somalis, with minority ethnic groups including Bantu, Afar and non-Somali groups (notably Arabs).
Official Language: Somali, Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: Italian, English
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Sunni Muslim (Predominant).

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Mogadishu

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Somali Shilling (SOS)

Country Overview

Area: 637,660 km²
Type of State: No permanent national government; transitional, parliamentary federal government.
Type of Economy: Low-income economy.
Constantly in a state of civil war; the economy relies heavily on money sent home by the Diaspora.


Telephone Code:
To call from Somalia, dial 00
To call Somalia, dial +252
Internet Suffix: .so
Telephone Lines: 1.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 1.4 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 32.71% of the Population

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Latest Update: May 2024