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[Africa Travel] Somalia: Mogadishu

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Mogadishu is the capital of Somalia. Somalia is said to be the 19th largest city in the world with a remarkable population increase, with 6.57 million in 2050, 15.94 million in 2075, and 36.37 million in the population forecast for 2100. It is a city in the northeastern part of the African continent and has a close relationship with the Middle East due to the proximity of the Arabian Peninsula. Somalia is confused by the effects of the continued civil war, but it is also a country where economic development is expected in the future.

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Location

Mogadishu is a city located in central Somalia.

History

Mogadishu began to be inhabited by Arabs around 900. Around the 12th century, it became a major hub in eastern Africa. It came under Portuguese rule in the 16th century and under Italian rule in modern times. In the 1900s, the Somali Civil War broke out and the country was severely damaged.

Climate

Mogadishu has a dry climate. Temperatures range from 22 ° C to 33 ° C throughout the year.

Language

Somali and Arabic are used in Somalia. Swahili is also used in some areas.

Security

Security is unstable as a whole in Somalia. It is an area where terrorism often occurs, so you need to be careful.

Race

Somalis make up 85%. Others live in Ethiopians, Italians, Indians, Pakistanis, etc.

industry

Mogadishu’s main industries are food, beverages and textiles, and various products are sold in the market. The economy is recovering further, and the infrastructure is being enhanced.

religion

Islam is the state religion in Somalia.

currency

Somali shilling is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Lido beach

It is a famous beach in Mogadishu. Hotels and restaurants are lined up along the beach, making it a particularly popular beach for young people.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Mogadishu Cathedral

Mogadishu Cathedral destroyed by militants in 2008. It is a shrine built for Christians when Somalia was once a colonial era of the European powers.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Shanghai Old City

A particularly representative tourist attraction in Somalia tourism. It is the site of a fortress and urban area along the Indonesian coast when Somalia was a colonial era of Italy.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Bakaaraha Market

Built in 1972, the Bacara Market is located in the heart of Mogadishu, offering everything from clothing to food to tourists from Somali souvenirs.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Mogadishu Central Mosque

Islam, the border of Somalia. There is a large mosque that can accommodate 10,000 worshipers. This is a new mosque that was just renovated in 2015.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Peace Garden

A very safe peace park in Mogadishu. The park has a restaurant where you can eat simple light meals, popular attractions and a mini soccer field.

Sightseeing spot 7 : Fish market

Mogadishu has a thriving fish market as it faces the sea. There is a sea in the immediate vicinity, and it is a very active fishing area.

Hotel

Mogadishu has plenty of accommodation. The nearest airport is Aden Adde International Airport. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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