Official English Name: Republic of the Djibouti
Official Local Name(s): République du Djibouti (French)
جمهورية جيبوتي (Arabic)
Common English Name: Djibouti
Capital: Djibouti

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Official Language(s)

French, Arabic
Secondary Languages: Somali, Afar

Resources

Gold, Clay, Granite, Limestone, Marble, Salt, Diatomite, Gypsum, Pumice, Petroleum

Neighbors

Ethiopia (West and South), Eritrea (North), Somalia (Southeast)

Ethnic groups

Somali (60%), Afar (35%), Other (5%)1

People

Est. Population:

846,687

Demonym:

Djiboutian

Religions:

Muslim (94%)
Christian (6%)

Largest City:

Djibouti (529,000)

Other Cities:

Republic

Geography

Region:

Eastern Africa

Bodies of Water:

Gulf of Aden (East)

Total Area:

23,200 km2 (100% land, 0% water)

Total Land:

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 Disasters

Droughts
Earthquakes
Flooding
Heavy rain

Government

Heads of State:

President Ismail Omar Guelleh

Head of Government:

Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed

Admin. Divisions

6 Districts

Independence:

27 June 1977 (from France)

Nat'l Symbol:

Red star

Nat'l Anthem:

Jabuuti

Economy

GDP Per Capita

$3,200 (USD)

Currency

FDj (Djiboutian Franc)

Exchange Rate

$1 (USD) = FDj (Djiboutian Franc)177.72

Communication

Internet Code

.dj

Telephone Code

+253

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Cultural Notes

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.

Sources

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.