Somalia

Decennial Population

year population est.
1950 2,264,081
1960 2,756,380
1970 3,445,420
1980 6,089,707
1990 6,321,615
2000 7,385,416
2010 9,581,714
2020 12,422,741
2025 14,343,830
2050 27,030,447
2075 43,139,264
2100 58,310,946
source: UN - WPP 2015 Revision (medium).

General Information


Official name Federal Republic of Somalia
Capital Mogadishu
Region Eastern Africa
ISO code SO
Statistical agency


Administrative units

administrative unitsadministrative centerarea in
sq.km.
population
2014
AwdalBaki 673,263
Baki   
Boroma   
Lughaye   
Zeylac   
BakoolXuddur27,000367,226
Ceel Barde   
Hudur   
Tiyeglow   
Wajid   
Yeed   
BanadirMogadishu1,6571,650,227
Abdi Asis   
Bondhere   
Darkeynle   
Hamar Weyne   
Heliwa   
Hara Jabjab   
Hodan   
Hawle Wadaag   
Karaan   
Shangani   
Shibis Waberi   
Wadajir   
Wardhiglye   
Yaqship   
BariBoosaaso70,000719,512
Caluula   
Bander Beyla   
Bossaso   
Iskhushuban   
Kandala   
Qardho   
BayBaydhabo39,000792,182
Baidoa (Baydhaba)   
Bur Hakaba   
Dinsor   
Qansadhere   
GalgaduudDhuusa Marreeb43,000569,434
Cabudwaaq   
Cadaado   
Ceel Buur   
Ceel Dheer   
Dhusa-Mareeb   
Gal Hareeri   
GedoGarbahaarrey32,000508,405
Bardhere   
Beletxawa   
Ceelwaaq   
Dolow   
Garbaharey   
Luuq   
HiraanBeledweyne34,000520,685
Belet Weyne   
Bulo-Burte   
Jalalaqsi   
Lower Juba (Jubbada Hoose)Kismaayo61,000489,307
Afmadow   
Badhadhe   
Jamame   
Kismayo   
Lower Shabelle (Shabeellaha Hoose)Marka25,0001,202,219
Braawe   
Kurtun Warrey   
Mark Afgooye   
Qoryoyley   
Sablaale   
Wanlaweyne   
MudugGaalkacyo70,000717,863
Galkacyo   
Goldogob   
Xarardheere   
Hobyo   
Jariban   
Middle Juba (Jubbada Dhexe)Bu'aale23,000362,921
Buale   
Jilib   
Sakow   
Middle Shabelle (Shabeellaha Dhexe)Jawhar22,000516,036
Adan Yabal   
Ballcad   
Caadale   
Jowhar   
NugaalGaroowe50,000392,698
Burtinle   
Dan Gorayo   
Eyl   
Garoowe   
SanaagCeerigaabo54,000544,123
Badhan   
Ceel Afweyn   
Ceerigabo   
Dhahar   
Las Qorey   
SoolLaascaanood 327,428
Caynabo   
Las Caanood   
Taleex   
Xudun   
ToghdeerBurco41,000721,363
Buuhoodle   
Burco   
Odwenyen   
Sheikh   
Woqooyi GalbeedHargeysa45,0001,242,003
Berbera   
Gebiley   
Hargeysa   
total 637,65712,316,895
source: UNFPA, Population Estimation Survey 2014. In the 18 pre-war regions. (http://somalia.unfpa.org/publications/newly-launched-population-estimation-survey-report)
source: Arab Organization for Agricultural Development.
note: Shabelle aka Shebli; Woqooyi Galbeed aka North West.