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Encyclopedia > Somali shilling

The Somali shilling (shilin soomaali) is the currency used in the African nation of Somalia. The ISO_4217 code for the Somali shilling is SOS. // Etymology World map showing Africa (geographically) The name Africa came into Western use through the Romans, who used the name Africa terra — land of the Afri (plural, or Afer singular) — for the northern part of the continent, as the province of Africa with its capital Carthage, corresponding to modern-day... ISO 4217 is an international standard describing three letter codes to define the names of currencies established by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ...


The shilling has been the currency of parts of Somalia since 1921, when the East African shilling was introduced to British Somaliland. Following independence, the somalo of Italian Somalia and the East African shilling (which were equal in value) were replaced at par by the Somali shilling, called the scellino in Italian. The shilling/scellino was subdivided into 100 cents/centesimi. The East African Shilling is the proposed name for the common currency the East African Community plans to introduce by 2009. ... The British Somaliland Protectorate was a British protectorate in the north part of the Horn of Africa, later part of Somalia. ... The somalo was the currency of Italian Somaliland between 1950 and 1962. ...


The Somali names shilin and sent were introduced in 1976, with the Italian names disappearing.


In Somaliland, a separate issue of currency circulates, denominated in Somaliland shillings. Motto: Freedom, Democracy and Success for All Anthem: Samo ku waar Samo ku waar Saamo ku waar Capital Hargeisa Largest city Hargeisa Official languages Somali Government President republic Dahir Riyale Kahin Independence  - Declared  - Recognition From Somalia  - 1991  - none Area  â€¢ Total  â€¢ Water (%)   137,600 km² (-) n/a Population  â€¢ 2005 est. ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ...


External links

  • Gallery of old and new Somali Banknotes
  • Somalia at Islamic Banknotes
  • CIA World Factbook - Somalia
  • Somaliland
Preceded by:
East African shilling (British Somaliland)
Somali somalo (Italian Somaliland)
Somali currency
1960-Date
Succeeded by:
Current (Somalia)
Somaliland shilling (1994, Republic of Somaliland (unrecognized))


The East African Shilling is the proposed name for the common currency the East African Community plans to introduce by 2009. ... The British Somaliland Protectorate was a British protectorate in the north part of the Horn of Africa, later part of Somalia. ... The somalo was the currency of Italian Somaliland between 1950 and 1962. ... Italian Somaliland was an Italian colony that lasted, apart from a brief interlude of British rule, from the late 19th century until 1960 in the territory of the modern-day East African nation of Somalia. ... 1960 (MCMLX) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... This article contains information that has not been verified and thus might not be reliable. ... 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International year of the Family. ... Somaliland (Somali: Soomaaliland) is a former British territory located in the northwest region of Somalia in the Horn of Africa. ...

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