Where is Somalia?

Elena Melnichenko
Elena Melnichenko
April 2, 2015
Where is Somalia?

On the map


Somalia -Somalia - this word refers to several geographical features. This is a peninsula where several countries are located, and a separate independent state and region.

It is worth figuring out where Somalia is located.

Somalia is a country in eastern Africa

The state with the same name, which has the status of a federal republic, is located on the African continent, in its eastern part. The capital of Somalia is Mogadishu. Somalia gained independence from Italy and Great Britain only in 1960.

On the south-west side of Somalia is bordered by Kenya, in the north the borders of this state are the Gulf of Aden. And on the other side of Somalia surround Djibouti and Ethiopia.

Somalia Peninsula

Somalia is also a peninsula in eastern Africa. It is also called the Horn of Africa.

One part of the peninsula’s territory is part of the state of Somalia, the other part is part of Ethiopia. In addition, Eritrea and Djibouti are also included in the Horn of Africa. Thus, the island does not belong entirely to one state.

To find where Somalia is on the map, you need to pay attention to the Indian Ocean, namely the part of the African continent in the shape of a horn, which it washes.

The place where the peninsula of Somalia is located is very picturesque. The relief is mostly flat, it has a plateau, which was formed due to sandstones and limestones. Both in summer and in winter, in this place of the Earth it is warm, and on some summer days it is even very hot. And this is understandable, because this country is located near the equator.

In addition, Somalia is also a region in southeastern Ethiopia. Therefore, there may well be confusion with the concepts.