The Karkaar Mountains extend from Somalia's northwestern border to the eastern tip of the Horn of Africa, with the highest point, Shimber Berris, at 7,900 feet (2,408 meters).South of the mountain ranges, a central plateau known as the Haud extends to the Shabeelle River and westward into the Ogaden region of eastern Ethiopia.About three-quarters of the people live in rural areas and one-quarter in the cities.
Somali men, who still remain naturally polygamous, now have a hard task of convincing girls to accept an additional wife.Take heart though, there are still those girls who want to go for a married man.Its coastline extends about 1,800 miles (2,896 kilometers).Somalia is hot for much of the year, with two wet and two dry seasons.Things like modern day boy – girl relationship had no place in Somali traditions.
You could end up marrying someone you never met or even talked to. Changing times and life patterns of the Community have seen such practices disappear into the thin air as boys and girls have now took upon themselves the responsibility of getting the one to share their life with.
The Shabeelle (Leopard) River does not enter the Indian Ocean but instead turns parallel to the coast and runs southward for 170 miles (274 kilometers) before drying up in marshes and sand flats. The port city of Mogadishu, in southeastern Somalia on the Indian Ocean, is the largest city and the traditional capital of Somalia.
Mogadishu was largely destroyed in the fighting between clans during the civil war of the 1990s.
Punt is also mentioned in the Bible, and ancient Romans called it Cape Aromatica.
Somalia is named for the legendary father of the Somali people, Samaal (or Samale).
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