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About Somalia

Somalia, officially known as the Federal Republic of Somalia is a county on the Horn of Africa. The country has the largest coast line in the whole of Africa.

Somalians have a very long history alongside Egypt and their history goes all the way back to 2500BC. The country was controlled by both Britain and Italy. Somalia is also ruthlessly known for Piracy.

The country’s economy has been predominantly Agriculture and Live Stock. the country also is well known for Hawala processing.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionAfrica
Capital CityMogadishu
Government Typefederal parliamentary representative democratic republic
Official LanguagesSomali, Arabic
CurrencySomali shilling, SOS
Phone Code +252
Important CitiesAbaareey, Abudwak, Adado, Afgooye, Afmadow, Arabsiyo, Abaarso, Badhan, Baidoa, Balcad, Ballidagaruen, Balli Dhiddin, Bandar Beyla, Bandiiradley, Barawa, Bardera
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-01)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking190
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Manufacturing,Airline industry.
Major ExportsNatural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, Live animals, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Lac, gums, resins and other vegetable saps , Fish and crustaceans, molluscs , Edible fruit and nuts, peel of citrus fruit or melons, Electrical machinery , Raw hides and skins , Furniture, bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions , Animal or vegetable fats and oils
Major Exports to IndiaSugars and sugar confectionery, Cereals, Footwear, gaiters and the like, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted, Pharmaceutical products, Ceramic products, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Plastics and articles thereof, Rubber and articles thereof, Electrical machinery and equipment
Major ImportsTobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Sugars and sugar confectionery, Electrical machinery and equipment , Cereals, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Animal or vegetable fats and oils, Footwear, gaiters and the like, Iron and steel, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, Man-made staple fibres
Major Imports from IndiaOil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Electrical machinery , Aluminium and articles thereof, Ores, slag and ash, Lac, gums, resins and other vegetable saps , Raw hides and skins , Copper and articles thereof, Inorganic chemicals, organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Lead and articles thereof, Iron and steel, Articles of iron or steel
Foreign Relations
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Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia-Somalia trade was approx. US$ 555.5 million and in 2017-18 trade was approx. US$ 459.07 million. Somalia, being an LDC country, qualifies for India’s offer of unilateral Duty-Free Tariff Preferential (DFTP) market access for export of goods and services to India. Recently, Mission participated in Puntland Investment Forum on 15-16 September,2019.
Bordering NationsKenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti
Member of(African Union), ( Arab League), ( Organisation of Islamic Cooperation), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy Details for SomaliaH.E. Mr. Virander Kumar Paul
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
3, Harambee Avenue, Jeevan Bharati Building, PO Box No.30074-00100, NAIROBI, KENYA
Email: hc.nairobi@mea.gov.in
Phone: 254 2222 566/7, 2225 104, 2224 500
Website: https://www.hcinairobi.gov.in/
Embassy Details of Somalia in IndiaH.E. Ms Faduma Abdullahi Mohamud
Honourable Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
Embassy of the Federal Republic of Somalia
A-1/8, Vasant Vihar New Delhi India
Email: somaliembassyindia@yahoo.com
Phone: (+91) 11 2615 3498

 

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