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Galmudug, in the centre of the country, declared itself an autonomous region within Somalia in 2006. This is internationally not recognized.
Puntland, in the northeast of the country, declared itself an autonomous state within Somalia in 1998. This is internationally not recognized.
Somaliland, in the northern region of the country, seceded from Somalia in 1991. This independence is internationally not recognized.
Location East Africa Capital Mogadishu Main Religion Islam Main Language Somali History The Italian UN Trust territory of Somaliland merged with British Somaliland into independent Somalia in 1960. International Oval SO ISO Code SO
(1) Jim Fox/Picture by Greg Gibson
All Somaliland pictures by Rasheed Mustafa Haji Nuur