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Country Profile: Somalia

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Fact File

Capital and largest city

Mogadishu

Other cities

Balad, Bardera, Oog, Eyl, Gabiley, Dhamasa, Docol, Doolow

Official languages

Arabic, Somali

Other languages

Boni, Boon, Dabarre, English, Garre, Jiiddu, Maay,
Mushungulu, Oromo, Swahili, Tunni

Area

637, 661 sq km

Population

9, 558, 666 (2008 est.)

Currency

Somali shilling

Languages

English and Arabic are widely taught as well as spoken in Somalia, but the language of Somali is the country's national language and is spoken by much of the population. Other languages include Boni, Boon, Dabarre, English, Garre, Jiiddu, Maay, Mushungulu, Oromo, Swahili and Tunni.

Economy

Somalia's economy is relatively prosperous compared with other African states, and has moved from being centrally governed to being a strong market economy. Agriculture is the main sector of the economy, with agricultural produce including bananas, sorghum, corn, rice, coconuts, sugarcane, sesame seeds, mangoes, beans, cattle, goats, fish and sheep. Main industries in Somalia are light manufacturing such as sugar refining, textiles and wireless communication. The country's major trading partners are UAE, Yemen, Oman, Djibouti, India, Brazil and Kenya. Somalia's limited natural resources are uranium, unexploited reserves of iron ore, gypsum, bauxite, tin, copper, salt and natural gas.

Energy

Somalia relies on fossil fuels for all of its energy production, and although it does not have any oil reserves, there is the possibility of extracting oil from Puntland. However, the country cannot continue to use only unsustainable energy sources, and in the future it must look for more environmental and long-term alternative power supplies.

Environmental Issues

Goldman Environmental Prize winner Fatima Jibrell has spoken out against the country's use of burning charcoal and logging, as well as other manmade environmentally damaging practices employed in Somalia. She is currently undertaking a range of initiatives aimed at protecting the coastal and rural habitats of the country.

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Areas in which we provide translation services include:

·         Legal Translation                                        

·         Medical and Pharmaceutical Translation

·         Technical Translation for Industry

·         Engineering Translation (including Automotive)

·         Environment and Global Issues Translation

·         Business Translation

·         Financial Translation

·         Scientific Translation

·         News and Media Translation

·         Government Translation

 
For more information regarding these services, please visit our main Translation Services page.

Areas in which we provide interpreting services include:

•    Legal  (including court, depositions, arbitrations, litigations)         

•    Medical (including Pharmaceutical & Medical Conferences)

•    Technical

•    Industry

•    Engineering (including Chemical, Marine, CivilMechanical, Electrical

•   Business   (including Business Conferences, discussions, meetings) 

•    Financial

•    Construction

For more information regarding these services, please visit our main Interpreting Services page. 

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:

 

Arabic Interpreting Italian Interpreting
French Interpreting German Interpreting
Spanish Interpreting Korean Interpreting
Chinese Interpreting Japanese Interpreting

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Interpreting page.

Some of the 180 languages for which we provide interpreters:
 
Arabic Translation Italian Translation
Chinese Translation Japanese Translation
French Translation Korean Translation
German Translation Spanish Translation

For other languages, please visit our Multiple Language Services Translation page.

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