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Capital:
Djibouti City
Government:
Dominant-Party Semi-Presidential Republic
Current Head of Government:
Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
Economy:
  • Based on service activities connected with the country’s strategic location and status as a free trade zone.
  • Provides services as both a transit port for the region and an international transshipment and refueling center.
  • Djibouti has few natural resources and little industry. Therefore, Djibouti is heavily dependent on foreign assistance to help support its balance of payment and to finance development projects
Population:
921,804 (2020) (162nd)
Land Size:
23,200 sq km (8,950 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
  • Somali: 60%
  • Afar: 35%
  • Other: 5% (includes French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian)
Religions:
  • Islam: 94%
  • Christianity: 6%
Languages(s):
  • French (official)
  • Arabic (official)
  • Somali
  • Afar