Existed: 1889 - 16 March 1905
Incorporated into Somalia
- In 1889, Italy established a protectorate over the
coastal region of Benadir in Somaliland, around the city of Mogadishu
(known as Mogadiscio in Italian).
- Italy paid an annual tribute to the Sultan of Zanzibar for this.
- On 16th March 1905, the lease was rescinded and the protectorate was expanded to became the Italian Somaliland colony.
- Today, Benadir Coast forms part of Somalia.