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Interesting Facts about Djibouti

Djibouti Interesting Facts

Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country in Africa. Here are some interesting facts about Africa:

  • The national flag and coat of arms of Djibouti were adopted on June 27, 1977.
  • Lake Assal is ten times saltier than the sea. As a result, in salinity, it is second only to Don Juan Pond in Antarctica.
  • The Somalis and the Afars are Djibouti's two main ethnic groupings.
  • Several nations have military bases in Djibouti. Some of these countries include the U.S., China and France.
  • Djibouti City is built on coral reefs.
  • Africa's third-smallest nation is Djibouti.
  • One of the most dystopian environments in the world, Lac Abbé (Lake Abbé), is possibly Djibouti's most well-known feature.
  • Before gaining complete independence as the "Republic of Djibouti" in 1977, Djibouti was first referred to as the "French Territory of the Afars and the Issas" in 1967.
  • Djibouti is situated on the Afar Triple Junction, a plain where the African, Somalian, and Arabian plates, three divergent sections of the Earth's crust, are separating from one another.
  • A new 750 km (460 mi) railway line connecting Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Djibouti City was inaugurated in 2017.
  • In Djibouti, photographing infrastructure like government buildings, airports, military bases, ports, and bridges is prohibited.
  • The coast of Djibouti is frequently visited by whale sharks, the largest fish known to man. This makes the nation an ideal location for swimming with whale sharks.
  • Djibouti has a common dry border with the countries of Eritrea (125 km/78 miles), Ethiopia (342 km/213 miles), and Somalia (61 km/38 miles).
  • 90% of the territory of Djibouti is covered by the desert.
  • The tallest mountain in Djibouti is  Moussa Ali.
  • Djibouti's official religion is Islam.
  • Djibouti's official languages are French and Arabic.
  • The Djibouti franc (DJF) is the currency used in Djibouti.
  • Only two presidents have headed Djibouti since its independence in 1977.
  • Only in Djibouti you can find the Djiboutian francolin, a critically endangered bird.
  • Djibouti is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It shares borders with Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia.

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