According to ALLCITYCODES.COM, the area code of Somalia is 252. It is located in the Horn of Africa, bordering Djibouti, Ethiopia, and Kenya. Somalia covers a total land area of 637,657 square kilometres and has a population of about 15 million people. The official language is Somali and the majority of the population are Sunni Muslims. The climate in Somalia is hot and arid with temperatures ranging from 25°C to 32°C throughout the year. The rainy season typically runs from April to October with average rainfall amounts between 100mm – 200mm per month during this time. Somalia has an ancient culture that reflects its diverse history as well as its geography and environment. Traditional Somali music consists mainly of drums and stringed instruments while traditional dancing often incorporates movements that imitate nature such as waves or birds in flight. Religion plays an important role in Somali culture with Islam being the predominant faith followed by other faiths such as Christianity and Hinduism. Somalia is home to many unique species including African Elephants, African Wild Dogs, Grevy’s Zebra’s, Cheetahs and Lions among many others. There are also several national parks where visitors can explore these animals in their natural habitats such as Kismayo National Park or Daallo Mountain National Park. Somalia has been a fragile state for decades, with a history of political instability and civil unrest. In the years following the overthrow of President Siad Barre in 1991, Somalia descended into chaos and violence as various factions fought for control of the country. The Transitional Federal Government (TFG) was formed in 2004 to try to restore order, but it was largely ineffective in controlling the country. In 2012, the Federal Government of Somalia (FGS) was established, with a new constitution and government structure. Since then, there have been some improvements in security and stability as well as economic development. However, corruption remains rampant and there are still threats from Al-Shabaab militants and other armed groups. The FGS is currently facing major challenges including providing basic services such as healthcare and education to its people, fighting poverty, addressing environmental issues caused by extreme weather conditions, and tackling terrorism. These issues will need to be addressed if Somalia is to make progress towards achieving political stability and economic prosperity. LOVERISTS: Features public policy of Somalia.