Djibouti

General Information about Djibouti

Djibouti is a small country in Africa bordered by Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea and the Red Sea. The capital city Djibouti City has a population of 320,000 people, which is two-thirds of the country's entire population. Arabic and French are the official languages spoken in Djibouti.

Djibouti has a very hot climate with temperatures averaging 29-32°C between October and April. During other months it is known to climb as high as 40°C.
In this republic country the main religion is Muslim which is practised by 94% of the population.

One of the most popular places to visit is Lac Abbe which is one of the most desolate places on earth, has hundreds of limestone cimneys and is where the Planet Of The Apes was filmed.

Climate

Find Out About The Climate At Djibouti

The climate of Djibouti is amongst the hottest in the world and is often referred to as arid. The month of December is the best time to visit with averages of 25 degrees. While from June to August should be avoided with temperatures rising as high as 45 degrees as well as hot, dry, dusty wind flowing in from the north of Africa. Rain is rare with rainfall falling evenly over approximantly 26 days each year.

Geography

Geographical Information On Djibouti

Djibouti is a small desert country shaped like a 'C' and can be found on the Horn of Africa along the east coast. Set in Eastern Africa Djibouti has a coastline of only 314 kilometres and a total landmass of 22,000 square kilometres. Its principal regions are Ali-Sabieh, Dikhil, Obock, Tadjoura and Djibouti. A natuarl wonder not to be missed if your visiting is the Lake Assal at Bahr al Assal which measures 150 kilometres below sea level and is only 128 kilometres west of Djibouti City. Mount Moussa Ali is Djibouti's highest peak measuring up to 1097 kilometres. In the north on Mount Goda is the national park Foret du Dai which is home to rare plants and animals such as monkeys and antelope's.

Economy

Learn About The Economy Of Djibouti

Due to the Djibouti's low rainfall the agricultural industry is very low and only contributes approximately 3 percent to the country's economy. The unemployment rate has always been a problem with approximately 40-50 percent of the country being unemployed. The service industry provides most of the country's economy followed by the industry sector. The offical currency is the Djiboutian francs.

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