Djibouti

Djibouti is officially recognised as the Republic of Djibouti and forms part of the African Horn. Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia are the country’s neighbours.

Djibouti is a multi-ethnic country with a population of above 790,000 citizens. The 2 largest ethnic groups in the country are the Somali and Afar and both groups speak Afro-Asiatic languages, which are seen as the national languages. Arabic and French make up the country’s two official languages. Most of Djibouti’s residents follow Islam, a major religion that the citizens have practised for more over 1,000 years.

Djibouti is advantageously situated right by the world’s busiest shipping lanes, governing access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. It serves as a prime refuelling and transhipment center, and is the principal maritime port for imports to and exports from neighbouring Ethiopia.

Wildlife is predominantly evident over three main regions namely, from the northern mountain region of the country to the volcanic plateaus in its southern and central part and finishing in the coastal region.

Capital: Djibouti
Currency: Djiboutian franc
Official language: French Language, Arabic Language
Population: 859,652