Somalia SOMALI REPUBLIC

International Treaties
ARIPO
WIPO

Problems
Civil unrest, civil war recovery
Poor public healthcare system, poverty
Toxic waste threat
Xeer (a polycentric legal system with no monopolistic institution that determines the law)

Currency
Somali Shilling

Dialing Code
252

Internet Domain
.co

Somalia
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT

Education
Primary, Secondary schools
Technical, Vocational schools

Employment Majority
Agriculture, sugar refining, textiles, livestock, money transfer, telecommunications

INDUSTRY & TRADE

Main Exports
Livestock, bananas, hides, fish, charcoal, scrap metal

Main Imports
Manufactures, petroleum products, foodstuffs, construction materials

Main Industries
Sugar refining, textiles, livestock, money transfer, telecommunications

CULTURE

Languages
Somali, Arabic, English, Italian

Population
9,9 million (2010 estimate)

Religion
Muslim

GEOGRAPHICS & CLIMATE

Capital
Mogadishu

Climate
Hot year-round with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall

Neighbouring Countries
Djibouti, Kenya

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