Djibouti is a country located in the Horn of Africa, on the Red Sea coast. Its capital and largest city is also named Djibouti. Djibouti has a population of around 977,000 people and its official languages are French and Arabic. The country has a semi-presidential republic form of government.
The economy of Djibouti is largely based on its strategic location on the Red Sea, with the country serving as a major transshipment and refueling hub for international shipping. Services, particularly port services and logistics, account for the largest share of GDP. The country also has some resources such as geothermal and solar power potential, and small agricultural and industrial sectors. However, unemployment is high and poverty is widespread.
Djibouti is also known for its strategic importance as a military base for several countries, including the United States, France, and Japan. The country plays an important role in regional security and stability, particularly in the fight against terrorism and piracy in the Horn of Africa.
Djibouti has a diverse culture that reflects its history as a crossroads of trade and migration in the Horn of Africa. The country has a mix of African, Arab, and French influences, with traditional customs and practices coexisting alongside modern ones. Djibouti's landscapes are also diverse, with deserts, mountains, and the sea, making it a popular destination for adventure tourism.
|Total Area ||8,958 mi²|
|Ease of Doing Business Rank ||112|
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