Where is Djibouti?

Located in Eastern Africa, Djibouti has a 528.00 km border with Eritrea (125 km), Ethiopia (342 km) and Somalia (61 km).Djibouti maintains economic ties and border accords with Solaliland leadership, while maintaining some political ties to various factions in Somalia.

Djibouti is an African country covering 23,200.00 km2 of which 0.09% is water and 23,180.00 km2 is land. This makes it the 49th smallest country in the world and slightly smaller than New Jersey. Its geographic coordinates are 11 30 N, 43 00 E and Djibouti is the capital city.

The country gets its name from its capital city of Djibouti.

Its ISO code is DJ.


Djibouti has a mean elevation of 430 m above sea level. Its lowest elevation is Lac Assal which is -155m below sea level. Its highest elevation is Moussa Ali which is 2,028m above tall.

It has an arid climate which is very dry. Its terrain consists of a coastal plain and plateau separated by central mountains.


Djibouti has a population of 846,687 making it the 161st largest in the world.

French and Arabic are official languages. The majority ethnic groups are Somali, Afar, and other. The majority of the population identifies as Muslim.

The dialing code for the country is 253.


Djibouti is an independent country. It became independent from France in 1977. Its constitution was last ratified in 1992.


Factoring in Purchasing Power Parity, Djibouti's GDP is $3,345,000,000.00 (USD) with $3,400.00 (USD) per capita. This makes it the 182nd largest economy and its citizens the 178th richest in the world. The currency of Djibouti is the Franc (DJF).

Its major export partner is Somalia. Its main exports are reexports, hides and skins, coffee, and scrap metal. Its major import partners are China, Saudi Arabia, and Indonesia. Its major imports include foods, beverages, transport equipment, and chemicals.

This page was last modified on September 6th, 2017