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Djibouti

Official English Name: Republic of the Djibouti

Official Local Name(s): République du Djibouti (French), جمهورية جيبوتي (Arabic)

Common English Name: Djibouti

Capital: Djibouti

REGION
Eastern Africa
NEIGHBORING COUNTRIES
Ethiopia (West and South)
Eritrea (North)
Somalia (Southeast)
NEIGHBORING BODIES OF WATER
Gulf of Aden (East)
TOTAL AREA
23,200 km2 (100% land, 0% water)
TOTAL LAND BOUNDARIES
528 km
TOTAL COASTLINE
314 km
CLIMATE
Desert
TERRAIN
Coastal plain
Western plateau
Central mountains
HIGHEST POINT
Moussa Ali (2,028 m)
LOWEST POINT
Lac Assal (-155 m)
NATURAL RESOURCES
Gold
Clay
Granite
Limestone
Marble
Salt
Diatomite
Gypsum
Pumice
Petroleum
NATURAL DISASTERS
Droughts
Earthquakes
Floods
Heavy rain
DEMONYM
Djiboutian
LARGEST ETHNIC GROUPS
Somali (60%)
Afar (35%)
Other (5%)1
OFFICIAL LANGUAGE(S)
French
Arabic
OTHER MAJOR LANGUAGE(S)
Somali
Afar
LARGEST RELIGIOUS GROUPS
Muslim (94%)
Christian (6%)
POPULATION
846,687
LARGEST CITY
Djibouti (529,000)
GOVERNMENT TYPE
Republic
HEAD OF STATE
President Ismail Omar Guelleh
HEAD OF GOVERNMENT
Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS
6 Districts
INDEPENDENCE GAINED
27 June 1977 (from France)
NATIONAL SYMBOL
Red star
NATIONAL ANTHEM
Jabuuti
GDP PER CAPITA
$3,200 (USD)
CURRENCY
FDj (Djiboutian Franc)
EXCHANGE RATE
$1 (USD) = 177.77 FDj
INTERNET COUNTRY CODE
.dj
TELEPHONE COUNTRY CODE
+253

Due to its location on the Gulf of Aden, it functions as a cultural crossroads between the Arabian peninsula and Eastern Africa, therefore making it very diverse.

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/dj.html (Majority of information)

Wolfram|Alpha (Currency exchange data)

Information accurate to best of ability as of 1 November 2016

1Ethnic groups with significant populations included in the “Other” category are French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian.