Wednesday, October 19, 2011

The Flag of Somalia and the meaning behind it

The flag of Somalia was adopted on October 12, 1954. 
Somalia officially the Somali Republic. The Somalian flag description is light blue with a large white five-pointed star in the center. Somali flag meaning:Blue field influenced by the flag of the UN, the United Nations helped Somalia gain independence from Italy, and the flag design was adopted in its honor. The five edges of star symbolize the five areas where Somalis live. These five places are British Somaliland (somaliland), Italian Somaliland (somalia), French Somaliland (Djibouti), Ogaden (Ethiopia), and Northern Frontier District (Kenya).

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Somalia's Economy

The shillings is the currency used in Somalia. The currency rate for the shilling is 1,438.30 shillings=$1.

The natural resources in Somalia are uranium, iron ore, tin, gypsum, bauxite, copper, and salt.

Hence the background on my blog which is grains of salt because salt is one of the natural resources in Somalia.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

The reason behind picking Somalia

This summer I read a book which lead to my discovery and fascination with Somalia. The book is called, "The Pirates of Somalia Inside Their Hidden World" by Jay Bahadur. Below is a picture of the front cover of the book. If I never read this book, one I would have never picked Somalia for my class blog and two would have never heard of the amazing back story behind piracy. 

Intro./First Blog Ever

Hello Geog. 326OL class,
    This is my first blog ever, hope you enjoy what I post. The country I decided to pick was Somalia. I will be posting interesting facts about the history and current status of Somalia along with pictures. If you have any questions or comments, either email or give me a comment. Thank you for checking out my blog and enjoy!