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Locale Code: so-SO

The locale code represents Somali language in Somalia.

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General information related to the locale code

Comprehensive so-SO locale data for Somalia
Country NameSomalia
Country Name (Local)Soomaaliya / Somalia / الصومال
Country Flag🇸🇴
Country Area637657 km2
Country Code (ISO 3166-1)SO
Language NameSomali
Language Name (Local)Soomaaliga
Language Code (ISO 639-1)so
RegionEastern Africa
Capital NameMogadishu
Capital Latitude2.03711
Capital Longitude45.34375
Postal Code Format@@ #####
Postal Code Regex^([A-Z]{2}\d{5})$


The currency used for the locale code so-SO is Somalian Shilling.

Currency information for Somalia and so-SO locale
Currency NameSomalian Shilling
Currency Name (Local)Somali shilling
Currency CodeSOS
Currency SymbolSh
Currency Numeric706
Currency Subunit Value100
Currency Subunit NameCentesimi


Somalia has one timezone with UTC offset UTC+03:00.



Somalia shares borders with 3 countries and it's not landlocked.

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What is 'so-SO' locale code?

Every locale code is a unique identifier for a specific language and country (or region). It is used in software development to localize applications and websites. Locale code is a combination of ISO 639-1 language code and ISO 3166-1 country code. For example, so_SO is a locale code for Somali language in Somalia. Locale codes are used to define the language and country settings for date, time, currency, and number formatting. They are also used to translate user interfaces and messages in software applications. Locale codes are essential for building multilingual and internationalized software products. They are used in programming languages, frameworks, and libraries to provide internationalization and localization features. Locale codes are also used in databases, operating systems, and web browsers to provide language and country-specific settings. Locale codes are standardized by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and are widely used in software development.