Saturday, May 25, 2013

Historical Places in Somalia

Somalia Situated in the horn of Africa, adjacent to the Arabian Peninsula and It is steeped in thousands of years of history. Arab and Persian trading posts were established along the coast of present-day Somalia during the 7th to the 10th century. Turkish rule extended to the northern coast and the sultans of Zanzibar gained control in the south in the 16th century. The Somali coast became its source of food when British occupation of Aden occurred in 1839. By 1960, Britain and Italy granted independence to their respective sectors and join as the Republic of Somalia on July 1, 1960. In 1969, President Abdi Rashid Ali Shermarke was killed and the army captured power of the somalia. Maj. Gen. Mohamed Barre, became president of a relabeled Somali Democratic Republic.In 1977 year, Somalia recognized defeat in an eight-month war against the Ethiopians. Somalia lost of its 32,000-man army and most of its tanks and planes. President Siad Barre left the country in late Jan. in 1991. His leaving left Somalia in the hands of a number of clan-based guerrilla groups which are not reliable to each other. 

Many Somalia places are renowned for their historical sites, heritage buildings, wonderful places and their exciting people. In the capital of Somalia the Bakara Market is found at Mogadishu which is very popular to travelers because it features a different selection of merchandises. The Shanghai Old City is a significant landmark in the country and a historical place. Sinbusi Beach and the Qaytaba Cuntada which is the highest peak in Hargeisa are also some historical place in Somalia. The Bazooka Bar and the War Memorial in the City of Hargeisa is also so nice for tourist. The Daloh Heritage Reserve is found at the east of the Golis Range Forest which is one of the most beautiful places of Somalia. The Central Mosque is one of the places which is visited by most of the Muslim tourists in the area. The Independence Monument is located at the center of Hargeisa is so beautiful place for enjoy. 
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