The Human Truth Foundation

Somaliland (Republic of Somaliland)

By Vexen Crabtree 2013

Somaliland
Republic of Somaliland
StatusProto Independent State
CapitalHargeisa
Land Area
LocationAfrica
Population
GNI
ISO3166-1 CodesSO, SOM, 7061
Internet Domain.so2
CurrencyShilling3
Telephone+2524

1. Overview

Book CoverA nation troubled and torn asunder, Somalia remains a no-go zone, but for its northernmost secessionist province of Somaliland. Somaliland, proudly `independent´ since 1991, is now slowly emerging as a potential destination for adventurous travellers. Admire remarkable rock paintings, feel the pulse of the fast-growing capital, walk along deserted beaches, visit market towns and be awed by stunning landscapes - wherever you go, you´ll feel like a pioneer. Its tourist infrastructure is still embryonic but it´s this sense of pushing Africa´s secret door ajar that makes Somaliland one of the most weirdly fascinating countries you could hope to visit.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)5

2. Somaliland's Human Rights, Equality & Tolerance

#homosexuality

Prejudice:

LGBT Equality (2017)6
Pos.Higher is better
Score6
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
4Brazil81
5Spain79
6France78
7S. Africa78
8Uruguay77
9Norway72
10Denmark72
11Iceland72
12UK72
World Avg12.6
q=196.

3. Somaliland's Modernity and Learning

#religion

Modernity and Education:

Religiosity (2009)7
Pos.Lower is better
%7
1Estonia16
2Sweden17
3Denmark19
...
104Thailand97
105Mauritania98
106Djibouti98
107Somaliland98
108Burundi98
109Sri Lanka99
110Malawi99
111Yemen99
World Avg75.1
q=114.

4. National Culture

#charity #morals

Personal Charitability
(World Position, 2013-2016)
8
Pos.Lower is better8
1Myanmar (Burma)1.25
2USA1.5
3New Zealand3.5
...
46Laos41
47Uganda41.25
48Singapore42
49Somaliland42
50Syria43.67
51Luxembourg43.75
52Panama45
53Haiti45
World Avg68.1185897435897
q=156.

5. Religion and Beliefs

#religion

Religiosity (2009)7
Pos.Lower is better
%7
1Estonia16
2Sweden17
3Denmark19
...
104Thailand97
105Mauritania98
106Djibouti98
107Somaliland98
108Burundi98
109Sri Lanka99
110Malawi99
111Yemen99
World Avg75.1
q=114.

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There isn't much information in the database for Somaliland, most likely because it is either a part of another country (i.e., a territory or posession) and therefore most international statistics are counted for the country as a whole, or, this is such an exotic place that little data exists about it.