Basic Data


Area

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23,200 Sq. KM

Population

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846,687 (July 2016 est.)

Population Growth Rate

:

2.18% (2016 est.)

Religion

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Muslim 94%, Christian 6%

Government System

:

Republic.

Languages

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French and Arabic are the official languages. Other spoken languages include Somali, Afar and Amharic.

Weights and Measures

:

Metric system.

Principal Main Cities

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Djibouti (Capital), Ali-Sabieh, Dikhil, Tadjoura

Currency

:

The currency is Djibouti Franc (DF), divided into 100 Centimes.

Climate

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Desert; torrid, dry.

Working hours

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The official holiday is Friday, Businesses operate from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM for governmental offices. Businesses hours are usually from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Direct Dial Country Code

:

Country Code (253)

Holidays

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New Year ,Labor Day ,and Independence Holidays (June 27 & 28). The Islamic Holidays are subject to the lunar calendar, with the dates changing each year: Eiid Al-Fitr (2 days), Eiid Al-Adha (2 days), Islamic New Year (1 day), and Ascension of the Prophet (1 day). In addition, the French community observes the French national and religious Holidays.

Principal Imports

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Foods, Beverages, Transport Equipment, Chemicals, Petroleum products

Principal Exports

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Re-exports, Hides and Skins, Coffee (in transit)

Time Differential

:

GMT +3

Business Travel

For businessmen traveling to Djibouti, a visa and yellow-fever vaccination are required. Visas and the latest entry requirements can be obtained from the Embassy of the Republic of Djibouti.