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Republic of Djibouti

Jumhuriyah Djibouti

map of Djibouti

Location eastern Africa
Bordered By
Ethiopia, Somalia

Djibouti on the map

Area 8,494 sq mi (22,000 sq km)
Greatest Distance E-W 110 mi (177 km)
Greatest Distance N-S 125 mi (201 km)
Coastline 152 mi (245 km)
Highest Point Moussa Ali; 6,768 ft (2,063 m)
Lowest Point Lac Assal; -509 ft (-155 m)
Natural Resources geothermal energy, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum

Nationality Djiboutian
Population (July 2015 est)
828,324
Largest City Djibouti
Ethnic Groups Somali, Afar
Religions Muslim, Christian
Languages French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar

Capital Djibouti
Form of Government republic
Present Constitution Adopted September 4, 1992
Chief of State
President Ismail Omar Guelleh (since May 8, 1999)
Head of Government
Prime Minister
Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed (since April 1, 2013)
Cabinet
Council of Ministers
Legislature
unicameral Chamber of Deputies (Chambre des Deputes)
Judiciary
Supreme Court (Cour Supreme)
Local Administration
6 districts (cercles)

Currency Djiboutian Franc (DJF)
Per Capita Income
$3,100
Industries construction, agricultural processing
Agricultural Products fruits, vegetables; goats, sheep, camels; animal hides
Export Commodities reexports, hides and skins, coffee (in transit)
Import Commodities foods, beverages, transport equipment, chemicals, petroleum products

Independence from France Achieved June 27, 1977
National Holiday Independence Day; June 27
Flag
blue stands for sea and sky and the Issa Somali people; green symbolizes earth and the Afar people; white represents peace; the red star recalls the struggle for independence and stands for unity

flag of Djibouti

SEE ALSO
Ethiopia
France

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