Facts about djibouti (pronounced dabooty)?
I gots me a project about tha Djibouti land
I would like to know what its like in djibouti and if people there like it in djibouti
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Djibouti is in East Africa, bordered by Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the west and south, and Somalia to the southeast. The Gulf of Aden lies to the east. The country can be divided into three regions; the coastal plain and volcanic plateaus in the central and southern parts of the country and the mountain ranges in the north.
Djibouti's size is just over 23,000 square kilometres (8,900 sq mi) with an estimated population of under 500,000. Its capital is the city of Djibouti.
Official languages are Arabic and French with Afar and Somali being recognized regional languages. It gained independence from France on June 27, 1977. Djibouti is a member of the Arab League, as well as the African Union, and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD).
Djibouti lies in Northeast Africa on the Gulf of Aden at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. The country is mainly a stony desert, with scattered plateaus and highlands.
The economy of Djibouti is based on service activities connected with the country's strategic location and status as a free trade zone in northeast Africa. Two-thirds of the inhabitants live in the capital city, the remainder being mostly nomadic herders. Scant rainfall limits crop production to fruits and vegetables, and most food must be imported.
The population consists of two major ethnic groups: the Somali and the Afar.The remainder is formed by Europeans (mostly French and Italians), Arabs and Ethiopians. Tensions between the Afar and Issa was the cause of the civil war in the early 1990s.
Djibouti's population is predominantly Muslim. Islam is observed by 94% of Djibouti's population (about 444,440), while the remaining six percent, primarily consisting of foreign nationals, follow various Christian traditions.
- 1 decade ago
The first fact you should know is that the name is not pronounced dabooty. For the rest of the facts you need, you should turn to Wikipedia or many other sources:
Djibouti (Arabic: جيبوتي Jībūtī, Somali: Jabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country in the Horn of Africa.
- TeejSSX16Lv 61 decade ago
Facts about Djibouti:
Area: 23,000 sq. miles
Population Density: 55 people per sq. milesSource(s): Wikipedia.com