The Republic of Djibouti is a small country on the northeastern coast of Africa to the Red Sea and the Bab-el-Mandeb strait. It serves as a gateway to the Suez Canal and one of the world's busiest shipping routes.
Location & Area:
- Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia.
- It covers an area of 23,200 km2
- June 27
- Desert; torrid, dry.
- Coastal plain and plateau separated by central mountains.
- 884,017 (July 2018 estimate)
- French (official);
- Arabic (official);
- Djibouti’s flag is two equal horizontal bands of light blue (top) and light green with a white isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bearing a red five-pointed star in the center.
- Djiboutian franc (DJF)
- It is divided into 6 districts includes; Ali Sabieh, Arta, Dikhil, Djibouti, Obock, Tadjourah
- It is approved by referendum on September 4, 1992 and amended in 2010.
- Semi-Presidential Republic
President of Djibouti:
- Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
- Potential geothermal power, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice and petroleum.
Djibouti's economy is based on service activities connected with the country's strategic location as a deep water port on the Red Sea.
- Agriculture products: Fruits, vegetables; goats, sheep, camels and animal hides.
- Industries: Construction, agricultural processing and shipping.
- Main exports: Re-exports, hides and skins and scrap metal.
- Main imports: Foods, beverages, transport equipment, chemicals, petroleum products and clothing.