Djibouti profile

An open market in Djibouti town Djibouti is dependent on foreign aid
  • Full name: The Republic of Djibouti
  • Population: 923,000 (UN, 2012)
  • Capital: Djibouti
  • Area: 23,200 sq km (8,950 sq miles)
  • Major languages: French, Arabic, Somali, Afar
  • Major religion: Islam
  • Life expectancy: 57 years (men), 60 years (women) (UN)
  • Monetary unit: 1 Djiboutian franc = 100 centimes
  • Main exports: Re-exports, hides and skins, coffee (re-exported from Ethiopia)
  • GNI per capita: US $1,270 (World Bank, 2009)
  • Internet domain: .dj
  • International dialling code: +253

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