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Updated: Sep 15, 2022

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Country Name

Somalia or officially the Federal Republic of Somalia.


Somalia is located in eastern Africa in the Horn of Africa, It is bordered by Ethiopia to the west, the Gulf of Aden, and Yemen to the north, Djibouti, and Eritrea to the northwest, Kenya ​to the southwest, and the Indian Ocean to the southeast.




The flag of Somalia was adopted on October 12, 1954.

The flag consists of a light blue background and a white five-pointed

star in the center of the flag. The white star was chosen as the national symbol, each of its five points represents one of the areas where Somalis live today. These areas are Northern and southern Somalia, northern Kenya, Southern Ethiopia, and Djibouti.

The white color of the star also indicates peace and prosperity.

The blue color refers to the United Nations, which managed part of Somalia for many years.