18.05.

1991: Somaliland Declares Independence from Somalia

1991: Somaliland Declares Independence from Somalia
Photo Credit To https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Somaliland_in_Africa.svg

Somaliland historically belonged to the British colonial Empire, while the rest of Somalia had been under the Italian sphere.

On this day in 1991 Somaliland declared its independence from Somalia, but remains internationally unrecognized to this day. Somaliland theoretically encompasses more than 20% of the entire territory of Somalia. It is situated in the northern part of the country, on the Red Sea coast and on the border with Djibouti and Ethiopia.

Somaliland historically belonged to the British colonial Empire, while the rest of Somalia had been under the Italian sphere. The largest city in Somaliland is Hargeisa, which is also its de facto capital. Most of the population is Muslim, just like in the rest of Somalia. No states or international organizations have recognized Somaliland to date, though some maintain diplomatic relations of sorts.

Facebook Comments

Related posts