Overview of Djibouti

Overview of Djibouti Last updated on Monday 19th April 2010

Overview Djibouti

Official Name

Republic of Djibouti (République de Djibouti)

Administrative divisions:
5 districts.

An arid coastal zone around the Gulf of Tadjoura, Djibouti is just north of the Horn of Africa on the ::I strait at the southern entrance to the Red Sea.


8,949 sq. miles (23,180 sq. km)


26 June 1977

President Hassan Gouled Aptidon


Djibouti 450,000 people (1989).

Other cities:

Ali-Sabieh 4,000 people; Tadjoura 3,500; Dikhil 3,000 (1989).


580,000 (estimation of January 1995)


Arabic is the official language, but French is widely spoken.


Islam -- with a very few Christians


Djibouti franc divided into 100 centimes

National Holiday

June 27 ( Independence Day)

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