What is the population of Somaliland 2020?
Somalia 2020 population is estimated at 15,893,222 people at mid year according to UN data. Somalia population is equivalent to 0.2% of the total world population.
When did Somaliland declare independence?
26 June 1960
On 26 June 1960, the former British Somaliland protectorate briefly obtained independence as the State of Somaliland, with the Trust Territory of Somaliland following suit five days later.
Why is Somaliland not a country?
Somaliland is an autonomous region in northern Somalia, which broke away and declared independence from Somalia in 1991. No foreign power recognises Somaliland’s sovereignty, but it is self-governing with an independent government, democratic elections and a distinct history.
Why is Somalia not safe?
We continue to advise: Do not travel to Somalia due to: the high risk of terrorist attack, kidnapping, armed conflict and violent crime. the health risks from the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant disruptions to global travel.
Where is Somaliland located in the Horn of Africa?
Somaliland lies in the Horn of Africa, on the southern coast of the Gulf of Aden. It is bordered by Djibouti to the northwest, Ethiopia to the south and west, and Somalia to the east. Its claimed territory has an area of 176,120 square kilometres (68,000 sq mi), with approximately 3.5 million residents in 2014.
What’s the difference between Somalia and Somaliland now?
The government of the de facto state of Somaliland regards itself as the successor state to the former British Somaliland protectorate, which, in the form of the briefly independent State of Somaliland, united as scheduled on 1 July 1960 with the Trust Territory of Somaliland (the former Italian Somaliland) to form the Somali Republic.
When did the British give Somaliland its independence?
In May 1960, the British government stated that it would be prepared to grant independence to the then protectorate of British Somaliland, with the intention that the territory would unite with the Italian-administered Trust Territory of Somaliland under Italian Administration (the former Italian Somaliland).