Djibouti Country Facts

Djibouti Country Facts
Official Name: Republic of Djibouti

Alternate Names: Djibouti

Former Names: French Territory of the Afars and Issas, French Somaliland

Capital City: Djibouti (city)

Djibouti FlagFlag: The 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

Date of Independence: June 27, 1977 (from France)

National Anthem: Djibouti (song)

Population: 506,221

Size/Area: 23,000 sq km, slightly smaller than Massachusetts

Djibouti MapLand Locked: No

Coastline: 314 km

Bordering Countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia

Administrative Divisions: 6 districts. Ali Sabieh, Arta, Dikhil, Djibouti, Obock, Tadjourah

Major Cities: ´Ali Sabîh, Dikhil, Jibûti, Tajûrah, Ubuk

Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar

Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%

Major Holidays: Independance Day

Currency: Djiboutian franc

Currency Code: DJF

Highest Point: Moussa Ali at 2,028 m

Lowest Point: Lake Assal at -155 m (Lake Assal is the lowest point in Africa)

Bordering Bodies of Water: Red Sea, Gulf of Aden

Bodies of Water: Lake Assal, Lake Abhe Bad

Climate: Desert, dry

Major Industries: construction, agricultural processing

Major Agricultural Products: fruits, vegetables; goats, sheep, camels, animal hides

Natural Resources: geothermal areas, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum

Time Zone: UTC +3

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