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Mogadishu Destination Guide

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

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Current time in Mogadishu is now 02:29 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Africa / Mogadishu" with an UTC offset of 3 hours. Depending on your travel modalities, these larger destinations might be interesting for you: Scidle, Qoryooley, Nimoow, Merca, Kismayo or Afgooye. While being here, make sure to check out Mogadishu and Colomat as well. We encountered some videos in the web. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.

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Mogadishu Somalia

02:15 min ( August 15, 2012 by asiyaad71)
Views: 827 - Rating: 5/5

I recorded this video clip during my visit to Mogadishu-Somalia between July 28-August 01, 2012. One thing I can say is that "There is no place like home". Despite the destruction of Mogadishu, there ...

Displaced in Mogadishu: Gatekeepers and ...

03:25 min ( November 01, 2012 by RefugeesIntl)
Views: 562 - Rating: 5/5

Somalia's capital, Mogadishu, currently houses roughly internally displaced persons, who live in cramped and filthy camps throughout the city. These camps are controlled by gatekeepers, who are linke...

Mogadishu 1993

03:10 min ( January 23, 2012 by Shane McDonald)
Views: 1,077 - Rating: 3.66667/5

The second part of Gus's trip, this time in the capital. Many thanks to all from the Sahafi Hotel crowd. You know who you are!

Life in Mogadishu Today

03:18 min ( November 23, 2012 by SutikaSipus)
Views: 417 - Rating: 0/5

Abdi Rashiid moved to Mogadishu Somalia in 2009. He describes the positive changes in Mogadishu today, comparing it to life in the city three years ago

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Interesting facts about this location

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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Located at 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
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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.

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Located at 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 2 mi away.
Tags:1993 in Somalia, 20th-century military history of the United States, Aircraft shootdown incidents, Battle of Mogadishu (1993), Battles involving Somalia, Battles involving the United States, Conflicts in 1993, History of Mogadishu, Journalists killed in Somalia, Pakistan military presence in other countries, Presidency of Bill Clinton, Somali Civil War, Urban warfare


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.

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Located at 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 3 mi away.
Tags:Ajuuraan State, Capitals in Africa, Indian Ocean, Mogadishu, Populated coastal places in Somalia, Populated places established in the 1st millennium, Populated places in Somalia, Port cities in Africa, Ports and harbours of the Indian Ocean

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.

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Located at 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 4 mi away.
Tags:Educational institutions established in 1954, Mogadishu, Somali National University, Universities in Somalia

Mogadishu Stadium

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

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Located at 2.04, 45.34 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 7 mi away.
Tags:Football venues in Somalia, Mogadishu, National stadiums, Sports venues in Somalia