National Symbols of Somalia

Last updated on May 16th, 2023 by Editorial Staff

Table Of Contents
  1. Introduction
  2. Country Information
  3. Coat of arms
  4. Flag map
  5. Country motto
  6. National animal
  7. National flower
  8. National bird
  9. Rest of national symbols
  10. State symbols
  11. Neighbouring countries
  12. Proverbs & sayings
  13. Compare with other countries
  14. Location

Somalia is a country with an area of 637 thousand square kilometers, which is located on the peninsula of the same name in the North-Eastern part of Africa. Somalia shares land borders with Kenya, Djibouti, and Ethiopia. The northern coast of the country is washed by the Gulf of Aden, and the southern and eastern coasts by the Indian Ocean. The capital of the country is the city of Mogadishu.

The population of Somalia is more than 10 million people, 98% of whom belong to various tribes with the common name “Somalia” (East African race). There are also a small number of Italians, Arabs, and Indians living in the country. Most of the population adheres to Islam.

The official languages of the State are Somali and Arabic. The domain is .so and the country code is +252. In Somalia, the official currency is the Somali shilling. It is designated as SOS.

Baasto iyo Sugo Hilib Shiidan (Spaghetti Bolognese) is a national dish of Somalia made from pasta, seasoned with cumin, cardamom, cloves, and sage. The common use of pasta (baasto), such as spaghetti, comes from the Italians. But in Somalia, it is usually a thicker, stewed dish than Italian pasta with sauce.

National symbols of Somalia are the Somalian flag, the “Qolobaa Calankeed” National Anthem, and the Coat of Arms. The Coat of Arms of Somalia is an azure shield with a gold border, with a silver five-pointed star in the center. The national flag of the Federal Republic of Somalia is one of the national symbols of Somalia, which is a rectangular blue cloth with an aspect ratio of 2:3. The flag was created by Mohamed Awal Liban on October 12, 1954.

The traditional clothing of the Somalis men is a piece of white cotton cloth wrapped around the hips, supported by a leather belt, and weapons, a cape, shoes-rough sandals with thick leather soles.

– Further information regarding the symbols and knowledge of Somalia can be found in the table of contents –

Country information

Former name(s) Guban
Official name(s) Federal Republic of Somalia
Alternative name(s) Jamhuuriyadda Federaalka Soomaaliya (Somali)
Regional location Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, east of Ethiopia
Country name etymology "Land of the Somali", an ethnic group. Somali itself is of uncertain etymology
Climate Principally desert; northeast monsoon (December to February), moderate temperatures in north and hot in the south; southwest monsoon (May to October), torrid in the north and hot in the south, irregular rainfall, hot and humid periods (tangambili) between monsoons
Terrain Mostly flat to undulating plateau rising to hills in the north
Population 15,893,222
National Day 1 Jul 1960
Language(s) Somali
Religion Islam
Country code +252
Literacy rate 37.8%
Currency Somali shilling
Capital city Mogadishu
Domain(TLD) .so
Ethnicity Somali, Bantu and other non-Somali including 30,000 Arabs
Head of government Prime Minister
Nationality Somalis
Driving side Drive on the Right-hand side
Date format dd/mm/yyyy
Total area 637,657 km² (246,201 sq mi)
Timezone UTC+3 (EAT)
Average elevation 410 m (1,345 ft)
Coastline 3,025 km
Mains electricity 220 V
Emergency telephone numbers Emergency Telephone Numbers

Coat of arms

Flag map of Somalia

Flag map of Somalia

Motto of Somalia

No official motto

National animal of Somalia

The National animal of Somalia is Leopard

National Animal of Somalia - Leopard

National flower of Somalia

The National flower of Somalia is King protea. Botanical name is Protea cynaroides.

National flower of Somalia - King protea

National bird of Somalia

The National bird of Somalia is Superb starling

National bird of Somalia - Superb starling

Rest of the National symbols of Somalia 👇

Neighbouring countries of Somalia

Somalis Proverbs - Popular quotes, proverbs and sayings.

A man with a sense of humour is never at a loss for words or action.

The bridge is repaired only after someone falls in the water.

A person stands next to a shade not next to words.

You don’t go searching for bones in a lion’s den.

Poverty is slavery.

Every camel was once upon time two years old.

Think before you do. Think before you do.

Lend a false ear to false words.

The person who does not listen to an elder’s advice gets his or her leg broken.

What you see is what you believe.

Dogs understand each other by their barking, and men by their words.

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