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For future reference the Wikitravel:CIA World Factbook 2002 import can be found at Talk:Somalia/CIA World Factbook 2002 import. -- Huttite 06:27, 28 Mar 2005 (EST)


Anyone mind if I reword the warning as follows? For some reason the current text sound a little off to me:

Travel Warning WARNING: Somalia is most emphatically NOT a tourist destination and not safe for independent travel or sightseeing. Those visiting for business, research, or international aid purposes should consult with their organization and seek expert guidance before planning a trip.

Maj 09:50, 18 October 2006 (EDT)

Sounds better to me  :) Cacahuate 06:24, 26 October 2006 (EDT)

Present and future don't[edit]

Together, "the present and future" are plural, so we use the plural form, "don't", not "doesn't". I rolled back a change that turned it in the wrong direction. --Evan 15:08, 15 November 2006 (EST)

Safety in Somaliland[edit]

I have sources that Somaliland is safe for tourists


And i am deleting that

Yeah, neither of your sources really say that or show that. In fact it's pretty hard to estimate safety for tourism in a place that tourists don't visit. I'm not worried about what you deleted though really, it's more stable than the rest of the country, and anyone heading there will already know what they doing – cacahuate talk 19:24, 30 December 2008 (EST)

interesting article: —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)

conspiracy theories, oh yes —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talkcontribs)


I see that the current list of regions is incomplete. There are several way to go about dividing the country given the state of anarchy, but I've gone with geographic/historic divisions which roughly correspond with politics. There is a high quality map on WP that is updated to show control. Here's what I propose for the regions:

  • Somaliland - a given, due to its de facto independence. There is a dispute over its eastern boundary, but I'd use the one shown on the map and include the blue area.
  • Puntland - historic region on the horn and autonomous
  • Central Somalia - not sure about a name, but this area seems to be distinct within the country as the Galmadud and Gedo regions
  • Southern Somalia - home to Islamists and the capital Mogadishu and where most of the civil war has taken place

I'm not sure about the exact location of a boundary between the Central & Southern regions, but a good guess would be the river with a straight line running from Jowhar to the coast (since it parallels the coast). Just a guess. AHeneen 23:19, 20 January 2010 (EST)

Drawing a line is nearly impossible as clans, the federal government, Ethiopia and other forces keep winning and losing territory. --globe-trotter 14:47, 15 March 2010 (EDT)
I just went ahead and used an admin division boundary for the line between Central and Southern, and have now implemented this new hierarchy. Note that I didn't do away with the Gedo article, since it's pretty fully written. I left it as a subregion of Southern Somalia. --Peter Talk 12:34, 12 May 2010 (EDT)

Visa Restrictions[edit]

At the moment it says there is a restriction for Israel, and South Africa was added, but where does this info come from? I noticed a list online with a very long list of countries with visa restrictions, looks like this section needs to be updated. Adzas (talk) 18:21, 7 December 2013 (EST)