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Mogadishu Destination Guide

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Touring Mogadishu in Somalia! Mogadishu in the region of Banaadir with it's 2,587,183 residents is a city located in Somalia and is the capital of this country.

Considering your travel resources, these more prominent places could be interesting to check as well: Scidle, Qoryooley, Nimoow, Merca, Kismayo or Afgooye. While being in this area, make sure to check out Mogadishu and Colomat as well. Map of the area of Mogadishu in Somalia

Local Time

Current time in Mogadishu is now 07:38 AM (Saturday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Mogadishu" with an UTC offset of 3 hours.


Weather Conditions & Forecast

Morning 26°C / 79 °F
Evening 26°C / 80 °F
Night 26°C / 79 °F
Rain 0 l/sq m
Air Humidity 100%
Air Pressure 1026.5 hPa
Wind Speed Gentle Breeze with 7 km/h (4 mph) from North
Cloud Conditions Broken clouds, covering 68% of sky
General Conditions Light rain
26°C / 79 °F Light rain

Sunday, 22nd of October 2017
Light rain, gentle breeze, scattered clouds.
Light rain Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 26°C (78 °F)
Monday, 23rd of October 2017
Light rain, moderate breeze, few clouds.
Light rain Day: 28°C (82 °F)
Night: 26°C (79 °F)
Tuesday, 24th of October 2017
Moderate rain, light breeze, scattered clouds.
Moderate rain Day: 27°C (80 °F)
Night: 26°C (79 °F)

Video Collection

Abdul Aziz Mosque Hamar Weyne SYL Head...

SomaliArchive | SUBSCRIBE for Daily High-Definition Videos from Somalia Hosted by http://www.keydmedia.net - Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, has for nearly 20 years been a battlefield,

40:28 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: July 02, 2013 by Keydmedia Online

National Dialogue on Federalism in Mogad...

We concluded our 'National Dialogue on Federalism' with a final consultation in Mogadishu on 22nd December. You can watch a short video here and see images here. It was a full circle back

40:00 min, rating: 5/5
Uploaded: December 30, 2014 by Heritage Institute for Policy Studies


Return to Mogadishu With Message From Je...

"Return to Mogadishu: Remembering Black Hawk Down" followed immediately by SGT Jeff Struecker's "Bullet Proof Faith"

41:47 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: February 20, 2014 by Return to Mogadishu

On the streets of Mogadishu: Via Roma H...

SomaliArchive | SUBSCRIBE for Daily High-Definition Videos from Somalia Hosted by http://www.keydmedia.net - Mogadishu, the capital city of Somalia, has for nearly 20 years been a battlefield,

40:28 min, rating: 4/5
Uploaded: June 30, 2013 by Keydmedia Online


Barnaamijka Arimaha Bulshadda Somsattv M...

Waa Sidee Xaalada Barakacayaasha Somaliyeed ee ku Dhibaataysan Caasimada Muqdisho iyo C/naasir Nuur Socdaal asxaabta rali ahaada tellkawaa +

16:41 min, rating: 3/5
Uploaded: July 02, 2014 by mohamoud salleban

Somalia Mogadishu 2012

Somali road to Karaan district

24:51 min, rating: 1/5
Uploaded: December 03, 2012 by PhLiban


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Interesting facts about this location

2009 African Union base bombings in Mogadishu

Two large-scale attacks against AMISOM soldiers carried out by al-Shabaab suicide bombers in Mogadishu, Somalia occurred in 2009. In total 32 people, including 28 AMISOM soldiers were killed and 55 people were injured by the two bombings.

Tags: Suicide car and truck bombings, Suicide bombings in Somalia, Mass murder in 2009, 2009 in Somalia
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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Aden Adde International Airport

Aden Adde International Airport, formerly known as Mogadishu International Airport, is an international airport serving Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. It is named after Aden Abdullah Osman Daar, the first President of Somalia. Originally a modest-sized airport, the facility grew considerably in size in the post-independence period after numerous successive renovation projects.

Tags: Mogadishu, Airports in Somalia
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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi from center.

Battle of Mogadishu (1993)

The Battle of Mogadishu more commonly referred to as Black Hawk Down or, locally, as the Day of the Rangers, was part of Operation Gothic Serpent and was fought on 3 and 4 October 1993, in Mogadishu, Somalia, between forces of the United States supported by UNOSOM II, and Somali militiamen loyal to the self-proclaimed president-to-be Mohamed Farrah Aidid who had support from armed civilian fighters. A U.S. Army force in Mogadishu, consisting primarily of U.S.

Tags: Urban warfare, Somali Civil War, Presidency of Bill Clinton, Pakistan military presence in other countries, Journalists killed in Somalia, History of Mogadishu, Conflicts in 1993, Battles involving the United States, Battles involving Somalia, Battle of Mogadishu (1993), Aircraft shootdown incidents, 20th-century military history of the United States, 1993 in Somalia
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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.

Fakr ad-Din Mosque

The Fakr ad-Din Mosque is the oldest mosque in Mogadishu, Somalia. It is located in Hamar Weyne (literally "Big Hamar"), the oldest part of the city.

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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.

Mogadishu

Mogadishu, known locally as Xamar (English: Hamar) is the largest city in Somalia and the nation's capital. Located in the coastal Banaadir region on the Indian Ocean, the city has served as an important port for centuries. Tradition and old records assert that southern Somalia, including the Mogadishu area, was historically inhabited by hunter-gatherers of Bushman physical stock. These were later joined by Cushitic agro-pastoralists, who would go on to establish local aristocracies.

Tags: Ports and harbours of the Indian Ocean, Port cities in Africa, Populated places in Somalia, Populated places established in the 1st millennium, Populated coastal places in Somalia, Mogadishu, Indian Ocean, Capitals in Africa, Ajuuraan State
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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi from center.

Mogadishu Cathedral

Mogadishu Cathedral is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Mogadishu, Somalia. When still operational, it served as the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Mogadiscio.

Tags: Roman Catholic Church in Somalia, Roman Catholic Church in Africa, Religious buildings completed in 1928, Mogadishu
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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi from center.

Mogadishu Stadium

Mogadishu Stadium is a stadium in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia.

Tags: Sports venues in Somalia, National stadiums, Mogadishu, Football venues in Somalia
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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 8 mi from center.

Somali National University

The Somali National University (SNU; Somali: Jaamacada Ummada Soomaaliyeed) was a national university in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia. Its campus grounds were located four kilometers from the airport.

Tags: Universities in Somalia, Somali National University, Mogadishu, Educational institutions established in 1954
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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 5 mi from center.

Transitional Federal Parliament

The Transitional Federal Parliament of the Somali Republic (TFP) (Somali: Golaha Shacabka Federaalka Kumeelgaarka ee Jamhuuriyada Soomaaliya; often Baarlamaanka Federaalka Soomaaliya) was the national parliament of Somalia from 2004 to mid-2012. It was succeeded by the Federal Parliament of Somalia.

Tags: Somali Civil War, Politics of Somalia, Parliaments by country, National legislatures, Government of Somalia, Elections in Somalia, Defunct unicameral legislatures, 2004 establishments in Somalia
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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi from center.

Villa Somalia

Villa Somalia is the presidential palace of Somalia, which sits on high ground near the shores of the Indian Ocean in Mogadishu, with access to both the harbor and airport. The complex was the residence of the first president of Somalia, Aden Abdullah Osman Daar of the Somali Youth League (SYL); and of Siad Barre, president until his ouster in 1991.

Tags: Presidential palaces, Mogadishu, Buildings and structures in Somalia
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Coordinates: 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi from center.