Flag of Somalia

Flag of Somalia

The flag of Somalia, which has been adopted by southern Somalia in 1954, consists of a light blue sheet with a white five-pointed star in its center. The blue color refers to the United Nations, which managed part of Somalia for many years. Each tip of the star represents one of the areas where Somalis live today. These areas are: Northern and southern Somalia, northern Kenya, southern Ethiopia and Djibouti. The flag has been adopted in the period of the Italian governance and its layout is reminiscent of the Vietnamese flag. The white color of the star also indicates peace and prosperity, and its symbolism is of great importance for Somalia as a country ravaged by a series of wars and coups.

Neighbouring countries

Flag Country Capital Population Total area
Flag of Djibouti Djibouti Djibouti 873,000 23,200 km2
Flag of Ethiopia Ethiopia Addis Ababa 86,613,986 1,104,300 km2
Flag of Kenya Kenya Nairobi 44,354,000 580,367 km2

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Main information

Country
Somalia
Capital city
Mogadishu
Population
10,496,000 (2013)
Total area
637,657 km2
Formation
1. 7. 1960
Highest point
Shimbiris (2,450 m)
GDP
/
Currency
somali shilling (SOS)
Code
SO (SOM)
Calling code
+252
Internet TLD
.so

Country is member of

By continents
Africa

Name of country in other languages

Czech
Somálsko (Mogadišo)
English
Somalia (Mogadishu)
German
Somalia (Mogadischu)
French
Somalie (Mogadiscio)
Italian
Somalia (Mogadiscio)
Spanish
Somalia (Mogadiscio)
Russian
Сомали (Могадишо)
Slovak
Somálsko (Mogadišo)
Polish
Somalia (Mogadiszu)
Portuguese
Somália (Mogadíscio)
Chinese
索马里 (摩加迪沙)
Japanese
ソマリア (モガディシュ)
Turkish
Somali (Mogadişu)
Norwegian
Somalia (Mogadishu)
Swedish
Somalia (Mogadishu)
Hungarian
Szomália (Mogadishu)
Dutch
Somalië (Mogadishu)
Danish
Somalia (Mogadishu)
Finnish
Somalia (Mogadishu)
Hebrew
סומליה (מוגדישו)

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