The Republic of Djibouti gained its independence on June 27, 1977. is a country in Africa and is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. It is a multiparty democracy with a legal system, based on the French civil law, Djibouti was a French colony untill 1977.


Immigrants from Arabia migrated to what is now Djibouti around the 3rd century b.c. Their descendants are the Afars one of the two main ethnic groups that mkae up Djibouti.

Independence: From France--June 27th 1977
Language:Arabic, French
What the people are called: Djiboutian
total: 22,000 sq km
land: 21,980 sq km
water: 20 sq km
Population:year (2009)- 864,000 year (2000)- 460,700
Currency: France (DJF) Djiboutian franc
Driving:they drive on the right side
GDP per capita:$2,484
Government: Republic.
executive branch, legislatice branch, judical branch
National Holiday:Independence Day, June 27th
Climate:desert, dry
Natural hazards:earthquakes, droughts
Birth rate:41.23 births/1,000 population
Death rate:14.41 deaths/1,000 population
Ethnic groups:Somali 60%, Afar 35%, French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian 5%
Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
Imports: $200.5 million
Imports: foods, beverages, transport equipment, chemicals, petroleum products
Suffrage:NA years of age
Agriculture:in Djibouti is very little because of water shortages.
Infant mortality rate: 102.4 deaths/1 000 live births
Life expectancy: 54 years (men), 57 years (women)
Main exports: hides and skins, coffee
Internet domain: .dj (6,500 users)
International dialling code: +253
Geographic coord.: 11 30 N, 43 00 E
Coastline: 314 km
Terrian: Coast plain and plateau seprated by central Mountains
Natural Resources: gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt
Leader: Ismael Omar Guelleh
Literacy Rate: 46.2%
Labor Force by Occupation: NA
Unemployment: 50% in 2004
Agriculture products:fruits, veggies, goats, sheep, camels, animal skins.
Industries: construction, agriculture proccessing
Main used Drug: Khat
Academic Year: September- June
Enviormental Issues:limited arable land, little water, endangered speices.
Land Use:
(Arable Land) 0.04%
(Other land)99.96%

Population Growth Chart

President: Ismael Omar Guelleh
Ismael Omar Guelleh, known in Djibouti by his initials, IOG, won a second term in a presidential race in April 2005. IOG also was able to run for a third term and won.

Widely used Drug Khat

Drugs dont seem to be a problem in Djibouti but they are used like everywhere in the world. Khat the drug pictured below is the most commonly used drug.


Tourist Information:

Khor Ambado:
is a major tourist attraction in Djibouti city. The soft sandy beaches are perfect for picnics people can go snorkeling very peaceful place.
Lake Abbe:
is one of the famous tourist attractions in Djibouti, It is a salt lake, that sits on the Ethiopia and Djibouti border Tourists coming to Djibouti should watch the sunrise at Lake Abbe.
Lake Assal:
It is located to the west of Djibouti. The place is well known for its marine life. Tourists love to swim in Lake Assal. on all sides of the lake it is covered by mountains, it is an extraordinary sight.

It is one of oldest towns of Djibouti. The town is a good destination for vacationers looking for a quiet break

Djibouti Beach

Djibouti Beach


Entry and Exit Requirments:

A passport, visa, and evidence of yellow fever vaccination are required

Djibouti Flag

About The Flag:

The national flag, was adopted in 1977, The red star symbolizes the hardships the Djiboutians and what they had to over come to gain independence from France in 1958. The white symbolizes intrigue. The green represents the desire for money, material goods, and natural resources, in which they are running low on. the blue represents the ceremony of throwing grains of rice, broken pieces of shell, and grains of salt into the Indian ocean which it borders.


Map of Djibouti

Map of Djibouti

Timeline: Djibouti

June 27th 1977- Djibouti gained independence from France with Hassan Gouled as the first president.
October 1955- In Djibouti the half-burned body of French judge Bernard Borrel was found
December 10th 1966- The French African aid budget was more than $3 billion
November 26th 1999- Sudan signed a peace agreement with the Umma Party in Djibouti to end the 16-year old civil war
2001- The Djibouti government gave the US military free land
March 22nd 2008- Population of Djibouti was about 800,000.
July 28th 2008- Tarek bin Laden signed a deal with Djibouti to build Noor City
April 2010- Parliament allows the president to run for a third term.
June 2010- Eritrea, and Djibouti agree to resolve their border dispute peacefully.

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