At-a-glance: Somalia
Introduction

Clans

Government

Economy

Health

Terror haven?

Somalis abroad

Clans
There are no reliable figures but it is estimated that about 7 million people live in Somalia. They all speak Somali and are Sunni Muslims. But they are divided along clan lines. The map shows where the four major clans have traditionally dominated. When the civil war began, each clan had its own militia but they then split into sub-clans.