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Coordinates: 09°N 48°E / 9°N 48°E / 9; 48

Horn of Africa
Horn of Africa (orthographic projection).svg
Countries
4 sovereign states[1]
  • Horn of Africa Djibouti
  • Horn of Africa Eritrea
  • Horn of Africa Ethiopia
  • Horn of Africa Somalia
1 de facto state with limited recognition[2]
  • Horn of Africa Somaliland
Population140,683,144 (2020 est.)
Area1,882,757 km2

The Horn of Africa (HoA), also known as the Somali Peninsula,[3][4][5] is a large peninsula and geopolitical region in East Africa.[6] Located on the easternmost part of the African mainland, it is the fourth largest peninsula in the world. It is composed of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Somalia and Djibouti; broader definitions also include parts or all of Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda.[7] The term Greater Horn Region (GHR) can additionally include Burundi, Rwanda, and Tanzania.[8] It lies along the southern boundary of the Red Sea and extends hundreds of kilometres into the Guardafui Channel, Gulf of Aden, and Indian Ocean and shares a maritime border with the Arabian Peninsula of Western Asia.[9][better source needed]

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, inc, Jacob E. Safra, The New Encyclopædia Britannica, (Encyclopædia Britannica: 2002), p.61: "The northern mountainous area, known as the Horn of Africa, comprises Djibouti, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Somalia."
  2. ^ Michael Hodd, East Africa Handbook, 7th Edition, (Passport Books: 2002), p. 21: "To the north are the countries of the Horn of Africa comprising Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, and Somaliland."
  3. ^ Christy A. Donaldson (2014). Encyclopedia of World Geography - Horn of Africa. Infobase Publishing. pp. 422–424. ISBN 978-0-8160-7229-3. This area is also known as the Somali Peninsula, because within it lies the countries of Somalia and eastern Ethiopia.
  4. ^ "Rethinking Pastoralism and African Development: a case study of the Horn of Africa" (PDF). October 2005. Retrieved 13 December 2021. The Horn of Africa (or, Somali Peninsula) is a peninsula of Eastern Africa.
  5. ^ Brock Millman (2013). British Somaliland An Administrative History, 1920-1960. Routledge. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-317-97544-1.
  6. ^ Robert Stock, Africa South of the Sahara, Second Edition: A Geographical Interpretation, (The Guilford Press; 2004), p. 26
  7. ^ "Horn of Africa". Encyclopædia Britannica Online. Chicago, Illinois: Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc. Retrieved 4 April 2022.
  8. ^ Regional Integration, Identity and Citizenship in the Greater Horn of Africa. Boydell & Brewer. 2012. ISBN 978-1-84701-058-2. JSTOR 10.7722/j.ctt1x73f1.
  9. ^ "Horn of Africa | Countries, Map, & Facts | Britannica". www.britannica.com. Retrieved 19 December 2021.

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