Djibouti BASIC INFOMATION
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Djibouti covers an area of 23,200 square kilometers. It is located on the west coast of the Gulf of Aden in northeastern Africa, neighboring Somalia in the south, and bordering Ethiopia in the north, west and southwest. The terrain in the territory is complex. Most areas are low-altitude volcanic plateaus. Deserts and volcanoes account for 90% of the country's area, with low-lying plains and lakes in between. There are no fixed rivers in the territory, only seasonal streams. Mainly belongs to the tropical desert climate, the inland is close to the tropical grassland climate, hot and drier all year round.
Djibouti, the full name of the Republic of Djibouti, is located on the west coast of the Gulf of Aden in northeastern Africa. Somalia is adjacent to the south, and Ethiopia is bordered to the north, west and southwest. The terrain in the territory is complex. Most areas are low-altitude volcanic plateaus. Deserts and volcanoes account for 90% of the country's area, with low-lying plains and lakes in between. The southern regions are mostly plateau mountains, generally 500-800 meters above sea level. The Great Rift Valley of East Africa passes through the middle, and Lake Assal at the northern end of the rift zone is 153 meters below sea level, which is the lowest point in Africa. Moussa Ali Mountain in the north is 2020 meters above sea level, the highest point in the country. There are no fixed rivers in the territory, only seasonal streams. Mainly belongs to the tropical desert climate, the inland is close to the tropical grassland climate, hot and drier all year round.
The population is 793,000 (estimated by the United Nations Population Fund in 2005). There are mainly Isa and Afar. The Issa ethnic group accounts for 50% of the population and speaks Somali; the Afar ethnic group accounts for about 40% and speaks the Afar language. There are also a few Arabs and Europeans. The official languages are French and Arabic, and the main national languages are Afar and Somali. Islam is the state religion, 94% of the residents are Muslims (Sunni), and the rest are Christians.
The capital city of Djibouti (Djibouti) has a population of approximately 624,000 (estimated in 2005). The average temperature in the hot season is 31-41℃, and the average temperature in the cool season is 23-29℃.
Before the colonialist invasion, the territory was ruled by several scattered sultans. From the 1850s, France began to invade. Occupied the whole territory in 1888. French Somalia was established in 1896. It was one of the French overseas territories in 1946 and was directly ruled by the French governor. In 1967, it was given the status of "actual autonomy". Independence was declared on June 27, 1977 and the Republic was established.
National flag: a horizontal rectangle with a ratio of length to width of about 9:5. On the side of the flagpole is a white equilateral triangle, the side length is equal to the width of the flag; the right side is two equal right-angled trapezoids, the upper part is sky blue, and the lower part is green. There is a red five-pointed star in the center of the white triangle. Sky blue represents the ocean and sky, green symbolizes land and hope, white symbolizes peace, and the red five-pointed star represents the direction of the people's hope and struggle. The central idea of the entire national flag is "Unity, Equality, Peace".
Djibouti is one of the least developed countries in the world. Natural resources are poor and the industrial and agricultural foundations are weak. More than 95% of agricultural and industrial products rely on imports, and more than 80% of development funds rely on foreign aid. Transportation, commerce and service industries (mainly port services) dominate the economy.