Ten fun facts about Djibouti


Fact 1
Djibouti is a semi-presidential republic. The gained their independence on 27, June 1977.

Fact 2
The capital city is also called Djibouti and it is the largest city in the country.

Fact 3
Most of the food is imported and agricultural production is limited to fruits and vegetables due to scarce rainfall. Djibouti experiences a very dry climate with prolonged spells of scorching heat.


Fact 4
The unemployment rate in the country is as high as 50%.

Fact 5
Djibouti hosts the only U.S. military base in sub-Saharan Africa and is a front-line state in the global war on terrorism.

Fact 6
Nearly 94% of the population is Muslim while the remaining 6% are Christian.

Fact 7
The official languages are French and Arabic while the other languages spoken are Somali and Afar.

Fact 8
The population of Djibouti is divided into two main groups, the Issa of Somali and the Afar. The remainder is formed by Europeans, Arabs and Ethiopians.

Fact 9
Major industries are construction and agricultural processing, leather tanning, pharmaceuticals, salt mining and petroleum refinery. The natural resources are geothermal areas, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice and petroleum.

Fact 10
Djibouti exports re-export of hides and skins and coffee in transit. Imports are foods and beverages transport equipment, chemicals and petroleum products. Major trading partners are Somalia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, India and China.


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Short about Djibouti
Is located in the “horn of Africa’ in Eastern Africa, between Somalia and Eritrea, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea.


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Population
886,000

Sources
CIA The World Factbook



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