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Where is Djibouti?

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Located in the continent of Africa, Djibouti covers 23,180 square kilometers of land and 20 square kilometers of water, making it the 152nd largest nation in the world with a total area of 23,200 square kilometers.

Djibouti became an independent state in 1977, after gaining its sovereignty from France. The population of Djibouti is 774,389 (2012) and the nation has a density of 33 people per square kilometer.

The currency of Djibouti is the Djibouti Franc (DJF). As well, the people of Djibouti are refered to as Djiboutian.

The dialing code for the country is 253 and the top level internet domain for Djiboutian sites is .dj.

Djibouti shares land borders with 3 countries: Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea.

To learn more, visit our detailed Djibouti section.

Quick facts

Population 774,389
Density 33.4 / km2 ( 86.5 / mi2 )
Languages Arabic, French
Independence Year 1977
Capital Djibouti (Djibouti)
Currency Djibouti Franc
GDP 1,581,519,706 (2014 data)
GDP per Capita 2,042 (2014 data)
Land Area 23,180 km2 (8,950 mi2)
Water Area 20 km2 (8 mi2)
Neighbouring Countries Ethiopia, Eritrea
Minimum Longitude 41.780
Maximum Longitude 43.420
Mininum Latitude 10.910
Maximum Latitude 12.710

What is the capital of Djibouti?

map showing the location of Djibouti
Location of Djibouti on a map.

Djibouti is the capital city of Djibouti. It has a population of 623,891, and is located on a latitue of 11.59 and longitude of 43.15.

Djibouti is also the political center of Djibouti, which is considered a Republic, and home to its Executive head of state.

Quick Facts About Djibouti, the Capital Of Djibouti

City Djibouti
Country Djibouti
Population 623,891
Longitude 43.14503000
Latitude 11.58901000
Elevation 6 meters over sea level

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This page was last updated on October 2, 2015.