7 Facts about Somalia

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In this brief video you can find seven little known facts about Somalia.

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1. Prior to the civil war, Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, was known as the “White pearl of the Indian Ocean”. Due to intense fighting, much of the city was destroyed, but currently Mogadishu is experiencing a period of intense reconstruction.

2. The dromedary, or Arabian Camel, was probably first domesticated in Somalia or the Arabian Peninsula about 4,000 years ago. The Horn of Africa has nearly 35% of the world’s dromedaries, most of the region’s stock is in Somalia.

3. Somalia has a very large population of livestock. About 5% of goats, 20% of sheep and 43% of camels in Africa is found in Somalia. Even the term Somali, meaning Go and Milk, refers to the pastoralism of the Somali people.

4. Two important incenses, used mainly in Christian rituals, come mostly from Somalia: myrrh and frankincense. The two are present in the Christian nativity story and are still used today by both the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. Somali farmers produce 80-90% of the world supply.

5. In antiquity, Somalia was an important commercial centre. It is among the most probable locations of the fabled ancient Land of Punt. In the late 19th century, through a succession of treaties with these kingdoms, the British and Italian empires gained control of parts of the coast and established the colonies of British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland. In 1960 both colonies gained independence and united to form a single country.

6. Strategically located at the mouth of the Bab el Mandeb gateway to the Red Sea and the Suez Canal, the country occupies the tip of a region that, due to its resemblance on the map to a rhinoceros’ horn, is commonly referred to as the Horn of Africa.

7. Since 1991 Somalia had fallen into a long, ongoing civil war. Various armed factions began competing for influence in the power vacuum, particularly in the south. During this period, due to the absence of a central government, Somalia was a “failed state”, and residents returned to customary and religious law in most regions. In 2012, the first permanent central government in the country since the start of the civil war was formed and a period of reconstruction began.

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24 thoughts on “7 Facts about Somalia

  1. agan labale September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    A positive Video

  2. Naoma Abdullah September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Masha Allah good video ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ด I love ๐Ÿ˜˜ Somalia I real blessed to be somalia girl Alhamdulillah

  3. Togdheer's finest September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    One more fact to include: Former italian colony of Somalia and the british protectorate of Somaliland seperated in 1991 following a genocide and a long struggle for freedom in the north.

  4. Arahman Hassen September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    this MaFkr…. you r so disrespectful. let him say every he want to say bcuz it shows his lack of knowledge and understanding
    dont ever challenge Somalian pple

  5. mr.amazing 18 September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    you didn't do much research …………

  6. streets cuhh September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    lmao its funny but one day we will be one again.. thats once we stop fighting for dumb lines that white men drew out 100 yrs ago and go back to being a super power in trade…

  7. mo joseph September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Juhalo qabiil ka hadlaya
    Somaliland hala aqoonsado
    Kuwan qaar lala heshiin karo maahee ungly ๐Ÿ‘น๐Ÿ‘น

  8. Lee Ali September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    fuk u all im looking for a wife any one bout lol

  9. Mona Abdi September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Somaliland is the only light and success story with dangerous demons known as Daroods who are incurable evil to the region

  10. NomadiczGp September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    juhalada markee internet loo dhiibo waa kanaa meel kaste qabiil la tagan yihin waa duleesantihine ilahey ha idin sii duleeyo somaliyana iska ilaawa qabil boos ogama banaano somaliya hanoolato

  11. Geeri Mahad September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm
  12. Amina Aden September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Did you forget ur history. Look wiki IF you dont remember Darood madaxweyne ruinned everything. Joojiya qabilka qurmonka mesha kuso qoreysiin howiye lee afka kabarateen nacala uskug. Darood danbe madax ini laga digo maa istahishaan. Wax ruunti isheega uu bahntiin orad tariqdina raca

  13. Amina Aden September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    IT has nothing to do with south or howiye the man WHO was running the country was siad Barre marexan

  14. WHO AM i September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Inta hawiye somaliya joogo xal la heli maayo, bal fiiri xamar sida habeen iyo maalin dhiigu ugu qubanayo.

  15. Mursal Abdi September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    One day, my country will go back to the way it used to be Insha'Allah.
    Ya Rabbi help us nothing is hidden from you.
    Yaa Allah give us strength,Unity,peace and prosperity๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ.AAMIN AAMIIN.

  16. muslimahsista September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    You forget to add
    Belongs to Somalia NFD (Kenya)
    Belongs to Somalia Djabuti, (France)
    Belongs to Somalia Ogadenia (Ethopia)
    Belongs to Somalia Socotra Island (Yeman)

  17. cattleya z September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    one of the greatest countries in africa is litterly nothing right now because of the south f u guys you distroyed us

  18. The Pacifist September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    It is Somali, Not Somalian

  19. omarmustafa khalil96 September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    I love Somali people , they are my muslim brothers, i hope God save them, but i don't know why they hate arabs every Somali i have met, i found him hates us

  20. Hassan Abdul Aziz September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Lots of love for our Somali brothers from Pakistan. We are brothers, one Ummah ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Salazar Shirwac September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Somalia was once known as the lion of Africa. as men other names such as the pearl of africa, land of the warriors, the poets land or simply warrior poets…

    such histories like the ajuuran empire as well as the adale empire who flurished and had many trade posts with China Japan have long since forgotten. and it only took a civil war that started in 1991 for that entire history to be forgotten. or doesn't anyone read books anymore or simply just research and read….

    It took America with the help of the eithiopians and Italians as well as Cuba and a few other country reinforcements to over through the government… that alone should tell you the infinite resilience and heart of the Somalia people… but then again we all know what happens when a warrior looses his way….

    The funny thing is nobody and I mean nobody mentions or even knows how Somalia helped south African, Kenya and many other African countries with money as well as UAE…


    as a non somali I've developed some serious respect for these people…

    After all those that they've helped in their time of need and how no country besides Turkey is helping them as Muslim brothers and nothing more is highly admirable…

  22. ahmed mohamed September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    just google
    Somaliland and you'll see the Real government of Somali people

  23. Abdiza Geedi September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    Fact 7 I'm in side of there

  24. Xaad Magan September 22, 2017 at 7:49 pm


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