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Definition/Scope: Country on the Horn of Africa. It occupies an important geopolitical position between sub-Saharan Africa and the countries of Arabia and southwestern Asia. With an area of about 246,000 square miles, it is bounded on the north by the Gulf of Aden and on the east by the Indian Ocean; from its southern point, its western border is bounded by Kenya and Ethiopia and, to the northwest, by Djibouti. The capital is Mogadishu.

Used For:

Somali Democratic Republic


SO (Army)

Broader Terms:

East Africa
independent states (by name)

Narrower Terms:

Baidoa, Somalia
Global War on Terrorism
Mogadishu, Somalia

Related Terms:

Arab League members
Combined Task Force 151
failed state
IMF members
Maritime Security Patrol Area
OIC members
Operation Restore Hope
UN members
UN Operations in Somalia
UN Political Office for Somalia

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