Republic of Djibouti

Motto

“Unité, Egalité, Paix” (french)
“Unity, Equality, Peace”

Anthem

Djibouti

Geography

Capital: Djibouti
Largest City: Djibouti
Total area: 23,200 sq km
Climate: Desert, torrid, dry
Natural resources: Potential geothermal power, gold, clay, granite,
limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum
Border countries: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia

People and Society

Population: 828,324
Demonym: Djiboutian
Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar
Ethnic groups: Somali, Afar, Arab
Religions: Muslim, Christian

Government

Independence: 27 June 1977 (from France)
Government type: Republic
Chief of state: Ismail Omar GUELLEH (since 1999)

Economy

Currency: Djiboutian franc
Exports: Reexports, hides and skins, coffee (in transit), scrap metal
Industries: Construction, agricultural processing, shipping

Tourism and Attraction

Lake Assal
Moucha Island
Ghoubbet-el-Kharab
The Seven Brothers Islands

Sources:
Visiting Djibouti
The World Factbook