Introduction

Djibouti is a country located on the Horn of Africa

It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of 23 200 km2.

  • Ismaïl Omar Guelleh

    President of the Republic of Djibouti

  • Government & Religion

    Government
    Presidential Republic – the constitution guarantees the separation of the executive, legislative and judiciary
    President
    Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
    Prime Minister
    Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
    Religion
    The Constitution of Djibouti names Islam as the official state religion, whilst providing for the equality of citizens of all faiths
  • At the crossroads of three continents

  • At a glance

    Capital & Largest city
    Djibouti City 11°36N 43°10E
    Official language
    French & Arabic
    Recognised national languages
    Somali & Afar
    Area
    Total 23,200 km2
    Population
    818,159
    Currency
    Djiboutian Franc (pegged to the US$)
    Time zone
    EAT (UTC+3)
    Calling code
    +253
    Weights & Measures
    Grams & metres