( ; ; ), officially the Federal Republic of Somalia
(, ), is a country located in the Horn of Africa
. It is bordered by Ethiopia
to the west, Djibouti
to the northwest, the Gulf of Aden
to the north, the Indian Ocean
to the east, and Kenya
to the southwest. Somalia has the longest coastline on the continent's mainland, and its terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands. Climatically, hot conditions prevail year-round, with periodic monsoon winds and irregular rainfall.