djibouti

Capital: Djibouti

Population estimate: 942,333

Area: 23,200 square kilometers

Borders: Eritrea (north), Somalia (south), Ethiopia (east), Indian Ocean

Independence day: 8 May 1977

President: : Ismail Omar Guelleh

Main Communities: Issa, Afar

Official languages:French, Arabic

Other languages: Somali, Afar

Main religion:Islam

Currency: Djiboutian franc

Key issues affecting the country:Deforestation, desertification, over fishing, drought, famine, poverty

Interesting fact:Several developed countries (USA, China, Japan) have military or naval bases in Djibouti

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