Geography Of Somalia Essay

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Somalia is a country located on the eastern portion of Africa and runs along the equator. It comprises most of the region known as the Horn of Africa due to its country’s shape resemblance to a rhinoceros’s horn. It borders the countries of Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya with its coast bordered by the Gulf of Aden as well as the Indian Ocean. Somalia has a total surface area of more than 635,000 square miles and 1,800 miles of coastline making it the longest coastline in Africa. The north region of Somalia is almost entirely mountainous from east to west due to the Karkaar Mountain range, which it shares with Ethiopia. The average elevation of the mountain range is about 1,950 meters with its highest point, Shimber Berris, at 2,407 meters. The terrain in the south mainly consists of plateaus and plains where it meets with the Indian Ocean. The river Jubba and the Shabelle are the only two main rivers that make up the main source of water for the people and animals in the entire country. The country of Somalia lies on the equator, leaving it with not much seasonal variation and with some of the highest average temperatures anywhere in the world. The climate remains relatively hot throughout the year with seasonal monsoon, winds and heavy rainfall. The average daily temperatures can range anywhere from a high of between 85-105…show more content…
(Bamber, 2001) This section of government occupied the executive branch while a judiciary and legislative branch are still intact. During this time, the parliament is known as the Transitional Federal Parliament (TFP) and it constitutes the Legislative Branch of the government. The TFP’s purpose is to select both a president and prime minister, as well as to propose and pass laws. The TFP consists of members from each clan that are all selected during council

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