What does djibouti look like? the geography?

i'm doing a report and he wants us to explain the geography (what it looks like). i have tried to go to google images but the pictures aren't very tremendous. I'm not saying i need pictures to put on the report i just need things i can look at to see what the country looks like i have heard it has been over runned by the french and that it is destroyed i KNOW THAT!! im getting frustrated any help thanks for reading

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Geography ::Djibouti


    Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia

    Geographic coordinates:

    11 30 N, 43 00 E

    Map references:



    total: 23,200 sq km

    country comparison to the world: 150

    land: 23,180 sq km

    water: 20 sq km

    Area - comparative:

    slightly smaller than Massachusetts

    Land boundaries:

    total: 516 km

    border countries: Eritrea 109 km, Ethiopia 349 km, Somalia 58 km


    314 km

    Maritime claims:

    territorial sea: 12 nm

    contiguous zone: 24 nm

    exclusive economic zone: 200 nm


    desert; torrid, dry


    coastal plain and plateau separated by central mountains

    Elevation extremes:

    lowest point: Lac Assal -155 m

    highest point: Moussa Ali 2,028 m

    Natural resources:

    geothermal areas, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum

    Land use:

    arable land: 0.04%

    permanent crops: 0%

    other: 99.96% (2005)

    Irrigated land:

    10 sq km (2003)

    Total renewable water resources:

    0.3 cu km (1997)

    Freshwater withdrawal (domestic/industrial/agricultural):

    total: 0.02 cu km/yr (84%/0%/16%)

    per capita: 25 cu m/yr (2000)

    Natural hazards:

    earthquakes; droughts; occasional cyclonic disturbances from the Indian Ocean bring heavy rains and flash floods

    Environment - current issues:

    inadequate supplies of potable water; limited arable land; desertification; endangered species

    Environment - international agreements:

    party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands

    signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements

    Geography - note:

    strategic location near world's busiest shipping lanes and close to Arabian oilfields; terminus of rail traffic into Ethiopia; mostly wasteland; Lac Assal (Lake Assal) is the lowest point in Africa

    Source(s): https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/ the-world-factbook/geos/dj.html
  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    It's hard to find photos of Djibouti because (1) there aren't many people there, (2) few people visit there, and (3) most of it is an extremely dry and hot stony desert with few plants and almost no water (nothing to look at).

    Who takes photos of rocks that go off in all directions?

    Anyway, how about YouTube?


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    (this link is the 1st of 4 parts)


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    ...and many others.

    Some of these aren't really what you need—they're talking about other things—but you can pick up a lot by ignoring the sound and looking at the background...what does it look like, what's going on, what are the people doing, are there plants, mountains, rocks, etc. That first link shows Lake Assal... and also the luxury hotel...so parts of it are a bit out of context.

    Good luck.

  • 1 decade ago

    Basically a desert. Mountainous and on a plateau, though there is a narrow coastal plain. Though small and lacking in resources, it's location at the bottom of the Red Sea gives it a strategic location, and the US and France have important bases there...

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Just review notes and look up topics on the internet, even create a study guide and take a crack at it every night

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