Somalia is on the Horn of Africa, and is bordered by
to the west,
to the north-west, and
on its south-west. This is a country with a troubled past.
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Hargeisa is the capital of the self-proclaimed republic of
. In recent years, it has been one of the safest places in what the rest of the world still considers to be Somalia.
Mogadishu is the official capital of Somalia, a major battleground of the civil war which has ravaged the country since 1991.
Somaliland is officially an autonomous region of the country of Somalia. Unofficially, it is a de facto sovereign state.
Southern Somalia occupies about a third of the Somalia's territory, and is home to most of the fighting in the civil war.
Puntland is a region in northeastern Somalia, which declared itself an autonomous state in the late 1990s.
Central Somalia is the central region of Somalia. Galkacyo International Airport.
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