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There is a reasonably sized US military presence in Djibouti.

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Quick Facts
Capital Djibouti
Government republic
Currency Djiboutian franc (DJF)
Area 23,000 sq km
Population 486,530 (July 2006 est.)
Language French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar
Religion Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
Country code +253
Internet TLD .dj
Time Zone UTC +3

Djibouti[1] 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.



  • Djibouti - the capital and largest city
  • Ali Sabieh
  • Balho
  • Dikhil
  • Khor Angar
  • Obock
  • Tadjoura
  • Yoboki

Other destinations

Map of Djibouti

Djibouti's climate is very hot and arid, especially in the summer. From October to April the temperature is cooler, with occasional rain. Cyclones from the Indian Ocean create heavy rains and flash flooding.

Get in

Visas are available at the airport in Djibouti for 5000 FDJ (about USD 28$).

By plane

Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport connects Djibouti with Paris and London in Europe. It also has flights to Ethiopia, Somalia, Tanzania, Egypt, Madagascar, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Oman and Yemen.

By train

There is a railway between Djibouti City and Addis Ababa in Ethiopia, renovated in 2004. It is a journey of more than 700km that takes around 24 hours, with a stop about halfway in Dire Dawa. Reservations are strongly recommended.

By car

By bus

By boat

Get around






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Stay safe

Natural hazards include earthquakes and droughts. Occasional cyclonic disturbances from the Indian Ocean bring heavy rains and flash floods.

Stay healthy



There is a reasonably sized US military presence in Djibouti.

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