Djibouti

Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Islam is the largest religion in the country, practiced by 94% of the population.


Djibouti Country Information

Capital
and largest city Djibouti
11°36′N 43°10′E
Official languages

French
Arabic

Recognised national languages

Somali
Afar

Demonym Djiboutian
Government Semi-presidential republic
– President Ismail Omar Guelleh
– Prime Minister Dileita Mohamed Dileita
Legislature National Assembly
Independence
– from France June 27, 1977
Area
– Total 23,200 km2 (150th)
8,958 sq mi
– Water (%) 0.09 (20 km² / 7.7 sq mi)
Population
– 2012 estimate 923,000 (158th)
– 2009 census 818,159
– Density 37.2/km2 (168th)
96.4/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2011 estimate
– Total $2.231 billion (low / 147th)
Currency Franc (DJF)
Time zone EAT (UTC+3)
– Summer (DST) not observed (UTC+3)
Drives on the right
Calling code +253
ISO 3166 code DJ
Internet TLD .dj