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government, political conditions, and economy.
Economy of Djibouti
GDP (2008 est.): $982 million.
Adjusted per capita income: $3,700 (est. 2008; based on
purchasing power parity).
Natural resources: Minerals (salt, perlite, gold, gypsum,
limestone) and energy resources (geothermal, wind, and solar).
Agriculture (less than 3% of GDP): Products--livestock,
fishing, and limited commercial crops, including fruits and
Industry: Types--banking and insurance (12.5% of GDP), public
administration (22% of GDP), construction and public works,
manufacturing, commerce, and agriculture.
Trade (2006 est.): Imports--$1.555 billion: consists of basic
commodities, including food and beverages, pharmaceutical
drugs, transport equipment, chemicals, and petroleum products.
Exports--$340 million: re-exports, hides and skins, and coffee
(in-transit). Major markets (2004)--France, Ethiopia, Somalia,
India, China, and Saudi Arabia and other Arabian peninsula
Geography of Djibouti
Area: 23,180 sq. km; slightly smaller than Massachusetts.
Cities: Capital--Djibouti. Other cities--Dikhil, Arta, Ali-
Sabieh, Obock, Tadjourah.
Terrain: Coastal desert.
Climate: Torrid and dry.
Government of Djibouti
Constitution: Ratified September 1992 by referendum.
Independence: June 27, 1977.
Branches: Executive--president. Legislative--65-member
parliament, cabinet, prime minister. Judicial--based on French
civil law system, traditional practices, and Islamic law.
Administrative subdivisions: 6 regions (districts)--Ali-
Sabieh, Arta, Dikhil, Djibouti City, Obock, and Tadjourah.
Political parties: People's Rally for Progress (RPP); National
Democratic Party (PND); Front For The Restoration of Unity and
Democracy (FRUD); Djibouti Development Party (PDD); People’s
Social Democratic Party (PPSD); Republican Alliance for
Democracy (ARD); Union for Democracy and Justice (UDJ); Union
of Reform Partisans (UPR).
Suffrage: Universal at 18.
National holiday: Independence Day, June 27 (1977).
Map of Djibouti
This Map of Djibouti shows the borders of the country, as well as rivers,
and cities including Djibouti the capital of Djibouti. (Maps from the U.S.
Official Name of Djibouti
The Official Name of Djibouti is the Republic of Djibouti.
(Facts from the U.S. State Department)
People of Djibouti
Nationality: Noun and adjective--Djiboutian(s).
Population (2009 est.): 516,055.
Annual growth rate (2009 est.): 1.903%.
Ethnic groups: Somali, Afar, Ethiopian, Arab, French, and
Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%.
Languages: French and Arabic (official); Somali and Afar
Health: Infant mortality rate--97.51/1,000. Life expectancy--
Work force: Low employment rate. The largest employers are the
Government of Djibouti, including telecommunications and
electricity; Port of Djibouti; and airport. The U.S.
Government, including the U.S. military base at Camp Lemonier,
is also a large employer. Able-bodied unemployed population
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