Overview of Djibouti Last updated on
Monday 19th April 2010
Republic of Djibouti (République de Djibouti)
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).
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
June 27 ( Independence Day)
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