A safe haven in the Horn of Africa
date of entry 23/02/1994
area 23.200 km²
GDP 841 M. US-Dollar
official language French/Arabic
The small country with a capital city of the same name on the Horn of Africa is a strategically-significant port. UN missions against Somali pirates are launched from here today. When Gunther and Christine Holtorf travelled through the country, it was still somewhat calmer – but, as a former French colony with a foreign legion base, it was very expensive for visitors even then.