The Lord's Move to Africa


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Country Profile

Location: East Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, east of Ethiopia 
Geographical Size: land: 627,337 sq km, water: 10,320 sq km Climate: principally desert; northeast monsoon (December to February), moderate temperatures in north and hot in south; southwest monsoon (May to October), torrid in the north and hot in the south, irregular rainfall, hot and humid periods (tangambili) between monsoons 
Population: 11,259,029 (July 2018 est.) 
Population Growth Rate: 2.08% (2018 est.) 
Languages: Somali (official, according to the 2012 Transitional Federal Charter), Arabic (official, according to the 2012 Transitional Federal Charter), Italian, English 
Religion: Sunni Muslim (Islam) (official, according to the 2012 Transitional Federal Charter) 
Government Type: federal parliamentary republic 
Capital City: Mogadishu 
Economy: Somalia maintains an informal economy largely based on livestock, remittance / money transfer companies, and telecommunications. Agriculture is the most important sector, with livestock normally accounting for about 40% of GDP and more than 50% of export earnings. 
GDP  (Purchase Power Parity): $20.44 billion (2017 est.) Communications: Fixed line telephone 48,000 (July 2016 est.) Mobile Cellular 6,653,040 (July 2016 est.), Internet users 203,366 (July 2016 est.) 
Information and map From CIA