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Somalia

Somalia Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Land > Per capita: Total land area in square kilometres Per capita figures expressed per 1,000 population.
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year: Average precipitation in depth (mm per year). Average precipitation is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year: Average rainfall is the long-term average in depth (over space and time) of annual precipitation in the country. Precipitation is defined as any kind of water that falls from clouds as a liquid or a solid.
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Sq. km: Land area is a country's total area, excluding area under inland water bodies, national claims to continental shelf, and exclusive economic zones. In most cases the definition of inland water bodies includes major rivers and lakes."
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Surface area > Sq. km: Surface area is a country's total area, including areas under inland bodies of water and some coastal waterways.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Texas 2013
Area > Land 627,337 sq km 2008 42nd out of 235
Area > Land > Per capita 65.63 sq km per 1,000 people 2008 35th out of 224
Area > Total 637,657 sq km 2013 45th out of 251
Average precipitation in depth > Mm per year 282 2011 155th out of 178
Average rainfall in depth > Mm per year 282 2008 149th out of 169
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 2013
Coastline 3,025 km 2014 40th out of 242
Geographic coordinates 10 00 N, 49 00 E 2013
Land area > Sq. km 627,340 sq km 2008 40th out of 199
Land area > Square miles 246,201 square miles 2013 30th out of 86
Location Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, east of Ethiopia 2013
Natural resources uranium and largely unexploited reserves of iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, salt, natural gas, likely oil reserves 2013
Surface area > Sq. km 637,660 km² 2005 41st out of 204
Terrain mostly flat to undulating plateau rising to hills in north 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; Food and Agriculture Organization; Food and Agriculture Organisation, electronic files and web site.; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014; World Development Indicators database

Citation

"Somalia Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Somalia/Geography

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Somalia Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Surface area 3
Land area 3
  • Somalia ranked first for maritime claims > territorial sea amongst Hot countries in 2013.
  • Somalia ranked 10 places from the bottom for land use > arable land amongst Muslim countries in 2013.