Somalia - Population





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The population of Somalia in 2003 was estimated by the United Nations at 9,890,000, which placed it as number 80 in population among the 193 nations of the world. In that year approximately 3% of the population was over 65 years of age, with another 44% of the population under 15 years of age. There were 98 males for every 100 females in the country in 2003. According to the UN, the annual population growth rate for 2000–2005 is 4.17%, with the projected population for the year 2015 at 15,263,000. The population density in 2002 was 12 per sq km (31 per sq mi).

It was estimated by the Population Reference Bureau that 28% of the population lived in urban areas in 2001. The capital city, Mogadishu, had a population of 1,162,000 in that year. Hargeysa (the former capital of British Somaliland), had an estimated 150,000 inhabitants. Other cities included Chisimayu, Berbera, and Merca. Approximately 60% of the population is nomadic. According to the United Nations, the urban population growth rate for 2000–2005 was 5.2%.

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Abdiwahab
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Jul 29, 2007 @ 7:07 am
I would say the estimation of 9.98 million that UN estimated in 2003 is definitely oversight. I can covince that the population of Somalia is currently estimated 11 million.
shaqayste
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Mar 13, 2009 @ 3:15 pm
Since there is no accurate concensus for almost twenty years, we can not tell the population of Somalia. I believe the population of somalia was almost 9 million before the civilwar that was amosty twenty years ago, so I believe that the population has grown, so If I estimate, I can say the population of Somalia is about 15 to 18 million now.
3fartun
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Jun 26, 2009 @ 9:09 am
Since there is no accurate concensus for almost twenty years, we can not tell the population of Somalia
mOHAMEDKHADAR
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Sep 16, 2009 @ 1:01 am
I can say no one can estimate the population of somali because of security and conistant fightings. The 1991 up to now there in no effective Governmenty in Somali so How can UN estimate a country with out Government? when Ethiopian Troops came in to Somali how many people did they kill? how Estimate that problem?if UN Has Estimated In The Population of Somali Why They didn't came in somali to Estimate the people that Ethiopia troops have killed. I can say The UN Oversight. written by mohamedkhadar student of University Utara Malaysia
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Jul 5, 2010 @ 9:09 am
I don't think that Somalis are more then UN estimates, And every body can prove that because if you go to Mogadishu or big cities you can understand that there are no that population around.

For example go any big city except Mogadishu, and then if you clime a long tree you can see both of the corners of the city, simply that is good proof
LadyChurchill
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Oct 8, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
If as the recent ad by the do gooders say, they are losing 10,000 children a month and we have been hearing about this since at least 1992. I would say the population should be eliminated by now. So someone is lying. Either they are not dying or somehow they are miraculously reproducing after death. Who are we sending our food to? Where has all the aid gone?

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