Where Is Djibouti?


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Girija Naiksatam Profile
Djibouti is a small country in Africa. It is located in the Horn of Africa in the eastern part of the African continent. The neighbouring countries of Djibouti are Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the south and west and Somalia to the southeast. It also shares a border with the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. The Arabian Peninsula is on the other side of the Red Sea. Yemen is located at a distance of about 20 kilometres or approximately 12 miles away from the coast of Djibouti, but the two countries are separated by the Red Sea.

The capital of Djibouti is Djibouti. It is located at a longitude of 11 degrees and 36 minutes north and a latitude of 43 degrees and 10 minutes east. Arabic and French are the official languages spoken in Djibouti. Djibouti, a former French colony, was declared an independent country on June 27, 1977. It covers a total area of 23, 200 square kilometres. According to the 2005 population census, it is estimated that about 793, 000 people live in Djibouti. This figure has gone up from the estimated population of 460, 700 in 2000. The density of population in Djibouti is about 34 people per square kilometre.
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Muddassar Memon answered
Djibouti formally known as the Republic of Djibouti basically is a small country located in east Africa, placed in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti shares its borders with Eritrea towards the north, Ethiopia towards the west and south and with Somalia towards the southeast. The remaining sections of the border are shared with the Red Sea and also with the Gulf of Eden.

According to the census conducted in the year 2005 the total population of this region was estimated at 460,700 with an average density of 34 per square kilometre.

The census report of 2000 also stated that the total area of this region was 23,200 square kilometers out of which 0.09% was covered by water. The official languages of the country are Arabic and French.

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