Quick Info

  • Full Country Name: Republic of Djibouti
  • Capital: Djibouti City (population: 0.3 million)
  • Language: Arabic and French.
  • Currency: Djibouti franc (DJF) = 100 centimes.
  • People: Afars, Issas, Somalis, Yemenis and French.
  • Life Expectancy: Male: 41.84, Female: 44.39.
  • Religion: Muslim 94%, Roman Catholic 6%, Protestant and Greek Orthodox minorities.
  • Size (sq km): 23,200 (149th)
  • Population: 793,000 (160th)
  • Population Density per sq km: 34 (168th)
  • Country Dialling Code: 253
  • Internet Country Code: .dj
  • Time Zone: GMT +3
  • Voltage Guide: 220 AC, 50 Hz.
  • Finance: Credit cards are only accepted by airlines and the larger hotels.
  • Business Hours: 0620-1300 Sat-Thurs.
  • GDP: US$530 million
  • GDP per Capita: US$1,200
  • Annual Growth: 3.1%
  • Inflation: 3%
  • Major Industries: Shipping, oil, hides and skins, and a few small enterprises like dairy products and mineral water.
  • Major Trading Partners: Ethiopia, France, Somalia, Thailand, Yemen.
  • Personal Safety:Some areas closed to foreigners. Some risk of banditry after dark.
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