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.