Coordinates: 11°30′N 43°00′E / 11.500°N 43.000°E / 11.500; 43.000

Djibouti (Arabic: جيبوتي Jībūtī), offeecially the Republic o Djibouti, is a wee kintra in the Horn o Africae. It is bordered bi Eritrea in the north, Ethiopie in the wast an sooth, an Somalie in the sootheast. The remainder o the border is formed bi the Red Sea an the Gulf o Aden. Djibouti, wi 865,000 citizens (2009), is ane o the least populous kintras in Africae.[4] The predominant releegion in Djibouti, wi a 94% majority, is Muslim, wi the remainin sax percent claimin Christianity. In the 1800s, Djibouti, then French Somaliland, wis acquired bi Fraunce through sindry treaties wi Somali sultans.[5] It wis declared an independent naition in 1977, an chynged its name tae the present day Republic o Djibouti. Djibouti joined the Unitit Nations on September 20, 1977.[6][7] While Djibouti is an independent state, it maintains deep French relations, an through sindry military an economic agreements wi Fraunce, it receives continued security an economic assistance.[8]

Republic o Djibouti

  • République de Djibouti  (French)
  • جمهورية جيبوتي  (Arabic)
  • Gabuutih Ummuuno  (Afar)
  • Jamhuuriyadda Jabuuti  (Somali)
Motto: اتحاد، مساواة، سلام (Arabic)
Unité, Égalité, Paix (French)
Unity, Equality, Peace
Location o Djibouti
and largest city
11°36′N 43°10′E / 11.600°N 43.167°E / 11.600; 43.167
Offeecial leids
Recognised naitional leids
GovrenmentUnitar dominant-pairty presidential republic
• Preses
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
LegislaturNaitional Assembly
• frae Fraunce
27 June 1977[1]
• Total
23,200 km2 (9,000 sq mi)[1] (150t)
• Water (%)
0.09 (20 km² / 7.7 sq mi)
• 2016[1] estimate
• Density
37.2/km2 (96.3/sq mi) (168t)
GDP (PPP)2017 estimate
• Total
$3.658 billion[2]
• Per capita
GDP (nominal)2017 estimate
• Tot
$2.088 billion[2]
• Per capita
Gini (2009)40.0
HDI (2015)Increase 0.473[3]
law · 172nt
CurrencyDjiboutian franc (DJF)
Time zoneUTC+3 (EAT)
Drivin sidericht
Cawin code+253
ISO 3166 codeDJ
Territorial Organization


  1. a b c d e "Djibouti". The World Factbook. CIA. 5 Februar 2013. Archived frae the original on 2 Julie 2014. Retrieved 26 Februar 2013.
  2. a b c d "Djibouti". International Monetary Fund.
  3. "2016 Human Development Report" (PDF). United Nations Development Programme. 2016. Retrieved 21 Mairch 2017.
  4. World Bank country data Djibouti (2009) (number rounded)
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