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DJIBOUTI
 
   
   
 

Djibouti Identity Card

Country name:
~ conventional long form: Republic of Djibouti
~ conventional short form: Djibouti
 
Area: 23,000 sq km
Coastline: 314 km
Highest point: Moussa Ali 2,028 m
Population: 476,703
Density: 20/km2
Population growth rate: 2.06%
Official Languages: French, Arabic
Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
Government type: republic
Capital: Djibouti City
GDP - per capita: $1,300
Inflation rate: 2%
Currency (code): Djiboutian franc (DJF)
Vehicle Country Id-Code: DJI
ISO CODE Alpha2: DJ
ISO CODE Alpha3: DJI
ISO NUMERIC CODE: 262
Calling code: +253
Internet country code: .dj
Time Zone: + 3.0 H

 
 
 
 

Djibouti skilfully integrates all the fascinating aspects of African landscape to present an unforgettable experience for you. The country ensures that the visitors experience total luxury while roaming through the nooks and corners of the country. Located in eastern Africa, Djibouti is part of the much revered landscape of Horn of Africa. The country is one of the smallest entities of the continent and shares a small coastline by the Red Sea. Economically, Djibouti survives on basis of the service industry and enjoys a status of Free Trade Zone.
Prior to arrival of European explorers, Djibouti is inhabited by immigrants from Arabia in 3rd century B.C. They were followed by the Afars, one of the two main ethnic groups that make up Djibouti today and Somali Issas. The wave of Islam swept the region in 825. Djibouti was acquired by France between 1843 and emerged as French Somaliland. It was renamed the Territory of the Afars and Issas in 1967. It took the name of its capital city on June 27, 1977, when France transferred sovereignty to the new independent nation of Djibouti. Today this African nation is established as a republic with a unicameral legislature after surviving decades of civil strife.

 



 

 

 
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