Natural Resources in Somalia

Natural Resources in Somalia Last updated on Sunday 25th April 2010

There are not many natural resources in Somalia. The grasslands are suitable for grazing livestock. Some crops are grown on the fertile land in the Juba and Shebeli valleys -- about 15% of the land is considered arable.

It is generally believed that there are significant mineral resources, but these have not yet been commercially exploited. Such deposits include uranium, copper, gypsum, iron, marble, manganese, tin and, perhaps, oil.

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