Mogadishu-Villabruzzi Railway

Mogadishu-Villabruzzi Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Mogadiscio-Villabruzzi Railway was the railway of Italian Somaliland, and connected the capital of Somalia with the Shebelle river agricultural areas from 1914 to 1941. It was built initially for the surrounding area of Mogadishu after World War I. In the 1920s the Italian nobleman Luigi Amedeo, Duke of the Abruzzi had the railway extended to the Shebelle River colonial villages he was then developing. The line, 114 km long, reached Villabruzzi in 1928. The original proposal was for the railway to go on from Villabruzzi to the Somali border with Ethiopia and into the Ogaden, but the Second Italo-Abyssinian War in 1936 stopped further construction.show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 2mm | 59g
  • Chromo Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135761420
  • 9786135761429