Mogadishu, the white pearl of the Indian Ocealn, Somali: Muqdisho, German: Mogadischu, Arabic: مقديشو Maq(a)dīshū; Italian: Mogadiscio [moɡaˈdiʃʃo]), locally known as Banadir, Xamar or Hamar, is the capital and most populous city of Somalia. One of the earliest Arab settlements on the East African coast, its origins date to the 10th century.

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Dajirka Dahsoon, Mogadishu

The city has served as an important port connecting with traders all round the Indian Ocean for millennia and has an estimated population of 2,388,000 (2021). Mogadishu is located in the coastal Banadir region on the Indian Ocean, which unlike other Somali regions, is considered a municipality rather than a maamul goboleed (federal state).

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Mogadishu is one of the most beautiful cities I have ever been to. The architecture, the people and the culture are all so unique and beautiful. The people are so friendly and welcoming, and the city itself is just so vibrant and colourful. It’s really easy to get around and there are so many things to see and do. I really can’t recommend it enough – go and visit if you get the chance!

Mogadishu – the white pearl of the Indian Ocean has a long history, which ranges from the ancient period up until the present, serving as the capital of the Sultanate of Mogadishu in the 9th-13th century, which for many centuries controlled the Indian Ocean gold trade, and eventually came under the Ajuran Empire in the 13th century which was an important player in the medieval Silk Road maritime trade.

Mogadishu enjoyed the height of its prosperity during the 14th and 15th centuries and was during the early modern period considered the wealthiest city on the East African coast, as well as the center of a thriving textile industry. In the 17th century, Mogadishu and parts of southern Somalia fell under the Hiraab Imamate and in the 19th century came under the Geledi Sultanate’s sphere of influence.

The Most Spectacular Views in Mogadishu

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Mogadishu Lighthouse

Africa is a place that many people associate with having boisterous wildlife, but there is a lot more to the second biggest continent of the world that is not known to the common man. Apart from being brimming with some of the world’s biggest things, including the largest desert (the Sahara) and the longest river (Nile), the land with inarguably the most diverse cultural heritage has many beautiful tourist attractions that are bound to take your breath away.

One such feature is the beaches the continent is blessed with, which is what we will be talking about today. Located in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, the Lido, the Jazeera, and the Warsheekh Beach have been hosting hundreds of families every weekend, and are locations that tourists try to make time for during their stay in the city.

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Daarusalaam Garden, Mogadishu

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The Ultimate Guide to Travel to Mogadishu

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The Most Spectacular Places to visit in Somalia

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