Estimate population 9,925,800 - Capital City Mogadishu
Somalia is bordered by the Indian Ocean, Djibouti, Ethiopia and Kenya. Somalia covers an area of 638,000 square kilometres (246,300 square miles). Plains, plateaus, the Ogo Highlands and Shimbir Berris, the highest peak, are of interest as well as the Juba and Wabi Shebelle which are two major rivers. Wildlife includes lions, leopards, elephants, hyenas, foxes, giraffes, and zebras. Somali and Arabic are the official languages, but English and Italian are also spoken.