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    (July 1, 1960- )
    Capital is Mogadishu
    Independent from Britain and Italy
    British Somaliland and Italian Somaliland merged forming the Somali Republic (1960)
    Almost as big as Texas
    Borders Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya
    They are one of the world's poorest and least developed countries.
    The land is a desert that suffers monsoons; the weather is hot and humid.
    The nation is almost always in a drought with frequent dust storms.
    Many Somalis die from famine and much of the water is contaminated.
    The country experiences a moving population among clans, tribes, refugees and nomads.
    Infant mortality is almost as high as 13%.
    Life expectancy is less than 47.
    Less than 3 Somali women in 20 and 7 Somali men in 20 can read or write.
    Although over 100,000 have TVs, the only station was demolished during the civil strife (1991).
    Ethiopia has some claims on their territory.
    Locusts breed in Somalia.
    Just to be a bother Mogadishu can be spelled Mogadaxo, Mogadischo, Magadisho, Mogadishu, Mukdisha and Mukdishu.
    Ancient Egyptians believed Somalia was 'God's Land.'
    Somalia has large Uranium, iron ore, tin, copper and bauxite deposits.
    The UN and the US help take an official census (1997).
    Mussolini banished his enemies to Somalia.
    Tens of thousands died in the 2011 famine, leading the UN to hold an emergency meeting (July 21, 2011).
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