About Somaliland

The Republic of Somaliland is located on the Red Sea between Djibouti to the west, Somalia to the east and Ethiopia to the south. Somaliland is a former British colony that gained its independence in 1960 and became a member of the United Nations. Somaliland subsequently agreed to join Italian Somaliland, in an informal partnership that was never ratified by their respective parliaments, to form the greater “Somalia”. Following the collapse of the Somalia government in 1992, Somaliland withdrew from the partnership and reasserted its independence. While the rest of the world has not yet officially recognized Somaliland’s“re-independence”, Somaliland has held free, fair and non-violent elections since 2000.

Capital city


Other main cities
Burao, Berbera, Borama, Erigavo and Las Anod 

Main Regions
Awdal, Maroodi Jeex, Sahil, Sanaag, Sool, Togdheer

Official language


Somaliland Shilling

Somaliland Map & Flag




Somaliland – How to get here

Somaliland Cities & Regions

Somaliland Arts & Culture