Republic of Djibouti is located in the east of the African Continent, with a population of 774,389, making it the 162nd
largest national population. Its capital and largest city is
Djibouti with a total population of about 604,013. The country
encompasses 23,000 square kilometers making it the 149th largest country in total area. It shares boundaries with Eritrea,
Red Sea, Gulf of Aden, Somalia and Ethiopia.

President Ismail Omar Guelleh is recognized as the Chief of State and achieves that status through popular vote and holds
that position for six years and is eligible for a second term. Prime Minister Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed is recognized as
the Head of Government and achieves that status through presidential appointment. Its form of government is a republic
and they celebrate the creation of their constitution on 4th September 1992.

The languages commonly or officially spoken are French, Arabic, Somali and Afar. It counts among its major religions
Muslim and Christian. As sources of mass communication it has 1 AM, 2 FM and 1 Television stations.

Major geographical features are Moussa Ali, its highest point at 2,028 meters and Lac Assal, its lowest point at –155
meters. Its principal waterways are Gulf of Tadjoura, Bab El Mandeb and Gulf of Aden, which measure 314 kilometers of

Major industries providing for the bulk of their Gross Domestic Product (GDP) are construction, agricultural processing
and salt. Its official currency is Djiboutian Franc.

Here’s something you may not know about Djibouti. Lac Assal in Djibouti is the lowest point in Africa.
On the way to Lac
Gouchet Beach in
Golfo of Tadjoura
Bab El Mandeb at the
entrance of the Red
Djibouti Mountains
Dik-dik on the Plaine
du Gobaad- Djibouti's
southernmost point on
the border with Ethiopia
Djibouti- Djibouti's
capital and largest city
Ile Du Diable on Lac
Assal- Djibouti's lowest
Skoudehkaris- a
traditional Djibouti dish
of lamb and rice
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Ladies of Djibouti
Abhe Bad - Djibouti's
westernmost point on
the Ethiopian border
Lava Flow
Tadjoura on the Golfe
de Tadjoura
Updated 03 April 2013
Adult Prevalence Rate:

People Living with HIV/AIDS:

HIV/AIDS Deaths:
2.5% (2009 est.)


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Afar Village on
Djibouti's border with
Iles Moucha in the
Golfo de Tadjoura
Loyada on the
Djibouti/Somalia border
Moussa Ali- Djibouti's
highest point
Travertine Chimney
near Abhe Bad
Ras Doumeira-
Djibouti's northernmost
point on the border
with Eritrea and Red
U.S. military training
range at Godoria-
Djibouti's easternmost
point on the Red Sea