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Map of Djibouti

Farsi / English

 

Country name:

conventional long form: Republic of Djibouti
conventional short form: Djibouti
former: French Territory of the Afars and Issas, French Somaliland

 

Description:

Djibouti is part of the African continent, bordered to the northeast and east by the Red Sea, the southeast by Somalia, the southwest by Ethiopia and to the north by Eritrea. The country is a barren strip of land around the Gulf of Tadjoura, varying in width from 20km (12 miles) to 90km (56 miles), with a coastline of 300km (188 miles), much of it white sandy beaches. Inland is semi-desert and desert, with thorn bushes, steppes and volcanic mountain ranges.
 

 

Capital:

Djibouti. Population: 575,100 (2005).

 

Location:

Northeast Africa, Gulf of Aden.
 

 

Area:

23,200 sq km (8,958 sq miles).
 

 

Population:

721,000 (UN estimate 2005)
 

Languages:

The official languages are Arabic and French. Afar and Somali are spoken locally. English is spoken by hoteliers, taxi drivers and traders.
 

 

Economy- Overview:

e economy is based on service activities connected with the country's strategic location and status as a free trade zone in northeast Africa. Two-thirds of the inhabitants live in the capital city, the remainder being mostly nomadic herders. Scanty rainfall limits crop production to fruits and vegetables, and most food must be imported. Djibouti provides services as both a transit port for the region and an international transshipment and refueling center. It has few natural resources and little industry.

Climate:

Extremely hot and particulary arid between June and August when the dusty Khamsin blows from the desert. Between October and April it is slightly cooler with occasional light rain; however, there is generally less than 150mm (6in) of rainfall annually.

Economy - overview:

Djibouti’s economic output fell by one-third during the 1990s, largely due to the chaos which afflicted the Horn of Africa. Little of the mainly desert land will support crops and agriculture, and is therefore concentrated in rearing livestock; this is mostly conducted by nomadic tribes. There is a small industrial sector devoted to light manufacturing of locally consumed products.

Economy:

Djibouti’s economic output fell by one-third during the 1990s, largely due to the chaos which afflicted the Horn of Africa. Little of the mainly desert land will support crops and agriculture, and is therefore concentrated in rearing livestock; this is mostly conducted by nomadic tribes. There is a small industrial sector devoted to light manufacturing of locally consumed products.
 

Industries:

construction, agricultural processing

 

Exports:

Re-exports, hides and skins and coffee.

• Main trade partners: Somalia, Yemen, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia, India, China, USA and France.

Imports:

Food, beverages, transport equipment, chemicals and petroleum products.

Exchange rates:

Djibouti Franc (DJF; symbol Djf) = 100 centimes. Notes are in denominations of Djf10,000, 5,000, 2,000, 1,000 and 500. Coins are in denominations of Djf500, 100, 50, 20 and 10
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/country/75/money/Africa/Djibouti.html

GDP :

US$768 million (2006).
 

 

Useful links:

  • Ministries & Organization

 

  • Trade Associations & Chamber of Commerce

 

 

  • Economy and Industry
  • Djibouti Post
    It is the online news of Djibouti that supplies both national and international news primarily on the issues of politics, economy & business.

 

 

 

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