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Flag Description

The flag of Somalia was officially adopted on October 12, 1954. The blue field is the same shade used by the United Nations.

The five-pointed white "Star of Unity" is symbolic of the Somali race found in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and the former associated British and Italian colonies.

Independence / Republic Days
Union and independence 1 July 1960
- Constitution 25 August 1979

Capital
Mogadishu

Calling code
252

Currency
Somali shilling (SOS)

Geographic Coordinates
2°02'N 45°21'E

Official languages
Somali
Arabic