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Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, east of Ethiopia
Geographic coordinates: 10° 0' N, 49° 0' E
Coastline km: 3,025 km km
Climate: principally desert; northeast monsoon (December to February), moderate temperatures in north and very hot in south; southwest monsoon (May to October), torrid in the north and hot in the south, irregular rainfall, hot and humid periods (tangambili) between monsoons
Terrain: mostly flat to undulating plateau rising to hills in north
Elevation: lowest point: Indian Ocean 0 m highest point: Shimbiris 2,416 m
Natural hazards: recurring droughts; frequent dust storms over eastern plains in summer; floods during rainy season
Currency: Somali shilling (SOS)
Population: 8,863,338 (July 2006 est.)
Languages: Somali (official), Arabic, Italian, English
Divisions: 18 regions: Awdal, Bakool, Banaadir, Bari, Bay, Galguduud, Gedo, Hiiraan, Jubbada Dhexe, Jubbada Hoose, Mudug, Nugaal, Sanaag, Shabeellaha Dhexe, Shabeellaha Hoose, Sool, Togdheer, Woqooyi Galbeed
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|Surf Spots (2)||Quality||Direction||Type||Frequ||Experience|
|Mogadishu Beach||- / -||Right and left||Reef-rocky||Experienced surfers|
|Pirights||- / -||Right||Point-break||All surfers|
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