Djibouti Facts:

DJIBOUTI Latitude and Longitude: 11°30′N 43°00′E / 11.500°N 43.000°E
République de Djibouti  ( French)
جمهورية جيبوتي  ( Arabic)
Gabuutih Ummuuno  ( Afar)
Jamhuuriyadda Jabuuti  ( Somali)

Motto:

 "اتحاد، مساواة، سلام"  ( Arabic)
"Unité, Égalité, Paix"  ( French)
"Unity, Equality, Peace"


  • Time zone: GMT/UTC +3
  • Population Approximately 828,324
  • Area: Total 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi); Water (%) 0.09 (20 km² / 7.7 sq mi)
  • Major religion: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%.
  • Borders Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somaliland open
  • Seasons Hot (May-September), cool (mid-October to mid-April), wet (October–April)
  • Telephone Country code 253; international access code 00
  • ATMs Two in Djibouti City (but they were not functioning at the time of research)
  • Budget US$50 to US$100 a day
  • Capital and largest city: Djibouti City 11°36′N 43°10′E / 11.600°N 43.167°E
  • Visa  US$35 to US$60 for 30 days; obtainable at the airport for most Western nationals
  • Major languages: French (colonial) Most of the population speaks Afar, Somali, or Arabic (local dialect)
  • Main exports: Re-exports, hides and skins, coffee (re-exported from Ethiopia)
  • Money Djibouti Franc (DFr); US$1 = DFr176
  • Ethnic groups: Somali, Afar, Ethiopian, Arab, French, and Italian.
  • Religion: Islam
  • DemonymDjiboutian
  • GovernmentDominant-party semi-presidential republic
  • PresidentIsmaïl Omar Guelleh
  • Prime MinisterAbdoulkader Kamil Mohamed
  • LegislatureNational Assembly
  • Independence from France 27 June 1977
  • Currency Djiboutian franc (DJF)
  • Drives on the right
  • Calling code +253
  • ISO 3166 code DJ
  • Internet TLD .dj
GDP ( PPP)      2016 estimate Total: $3.327 billion;  Per capita $3,351 
GDP (nominal) 2016 estimate  Total: $1.903 billion;  Per capita $1,917
Gini (2009) 40.0 medium