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Djibouti FlagDjibouti

A Drowning Man Will Clutch At A Straw.



Population: 757,074 (2011)
Land Area: 23,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Geothermal areas, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum
Capital: Djibouti
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Ismail Omar Guelleh (1999)
Head of Government: Dileita Mohamed Dileita (2001)
Languages: French, Arabic, Somali, Afar
Currency: Djiboutian Franc (DJF)
Major Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
Major Ethnicities: Somali 60%, Afar 35%, Other 5%
Life Expectancy: 61.14 years (2011)


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.139 billion (2010)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.099 billion (2010)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,800 (2010)
GDP Growth Rate: 4.8% (2010)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3.2%, Industry 14.9%, Services 81.9% (2006)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 78.6%, Industry 5.7%, Services 15.7% (2008)
Industries: Construction, agricultural processing
Agriculture Products: Fruits, vegetables; goats, sheep, camels, animal hides
Human Development Index: 0.430 (165th)
Tourism Revenue: 4 million (1998)
Unemployment Rate: 59% (2007)

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Army Size: 9 850 (2004)
Budget: 3.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation


Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa, it is bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Djibouti's economy profits from port activities, but is still largely dependent on foreign assistance. A large portion of the population of Djibouti face food shortages and unemployment is very high.

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CIA World Factbook: Djibouti
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Updated on: December 14, 2011