Mogadishu | national capital, Somalia | Somger

Mogadishu (مقديشو), loccaly also known as Xamar, is the largest city in Somalia and the

nation’s capital. The city is located on the coast of Indian Ocean – the coast of the Horn of Africa, in the Banaadir regional administration in southeastern Somalia.


Mogadishu (مقديشو), the largest city in Somalia and the nation’s capital As of 2014, the capital city of Somalia has a population of 2,853,000 residents.

Hot Destinations

Somalia has the biggest coastline in Africa with 3300km seashore along the Indian Ocean. This long strip of stunning beaches can be the home to loveliest destinations for tourism. Thousands of people already come to Mogadishu’s popular beaches such as Lido Beach or Jazeera beach to relax and sunbathe by the Indian Ocean.

The City’s Main Features

Features of Mogadishu city include various sites, from the beautiful Hamarwein old town, the buzzing Bakaara Market where you can find anything from spices to building materials, to spectacular Lido Beach, Jazeera Beach. From the intriguing site for Black Hawk Down, to lush green Afgooye Orange Farms and Peace Gardens with its sports fields, kids playground and green areas.

The sandy beaches of Mogadishu’s Lido beach have vibrant coral reefs and are primarily real estate for the first tourist resorts in many years.

A Vibrant Night Life

A vibrant night life in Mogadishu attracts hundreds of people to its streets, cafes and restaurants. The families and young couples can be seen all over the popular Lido Beach that seems to be the most popular playground in the city.

Climate in Mogadishu

The Indian Ocean coastline features some of the most remarkable beaches in the world. With the pure white sand, turquoise waters and a lavish wildlife, Mogadishu’s beachfront could be developed into a popular tourist destination in years to come. It certainly has a lot to offer to its residents and visitors from the country and abroad.

A dry, hot climate is typical in this Eastern African city, with the average temperatures ranging from the low 70s to the high 80s throughout the year. Rainy days rarely occur in Mogadishu, Somalia, with the wettest weather occurring from May through August.

The Government

The Federal Government of Somalia was established on 20 August 2012, concurrent with the end of the TFG’s interim mandate.

It represents the first permanent Somali government-wide country since the start of the civil war. The Federal Parliament of Somalia serves as the government’s legislative branch.

Mogadishu Real Estate

One of the best illustrations of the new Mogadishu is an upmarket housing estate located 7 km outside the capital. It opened its gates in August 2015.

The Daru Salaam suburb will consist of 500 houses once it is completed. About 50 dwellings, with prices starting at around $70,000, had been completed by the end of 2015 already.

The initial phase of construction cost an estimated $20 million. A local bank has provided the financing for the development of Daru Salaam, which means “the House of Peace.

International Recognition

The outside world is beginning to notice Mogadishu’s transformation as well. In the recent survey of the world’s fastest-growing cities with a population of at least 1 million, the US-based consulting team Demograpia ranked Mogadishu second, right behind the Indonesian city of Batam.

In addition, The New York Times correspondent Jeffrey Gettleman says on most of his visits to Mogadishu, he found an exciting, hopeful city. He tells that new investors like Turkey have pumped millions into the capital city, while the Somali entrepreneurs play a great role in maintaining stability.

There’s a big beach now that’s open on Fridays. And there are thousands of people swimming in the water, playing soccer on the sand, selling Popsicles and things like that. It’s really remarkable”, he says.

Mogadishu is in a recovery mode. The new Mogadishu is rising from Somalia’s past. Somali capital has been undergoing an economic renaissance that was hard to even imagine a few years ago.

A lot of diaspora Somalis have come home to reconnect with their roots and explore the investment opportunities following the improvements in overall security situation in the country.






















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