Djibouti Tourism

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Djibouti (/dʒɪˈbuːti/ ji-BOO-tee; Arabic: جيبوتي‎‎ Jībūtī, French: Djibouti, Somali: Jabuuti, Afar: Gabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of just 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi). In antiquity, the territory was part of the Land of Punt. Nearby Zeila (now in Somalia) was the seat of the medieval Adal and Ifat Sultanates. In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and later Addis Ababa) allowed it to quickly supersede Zeila as the port for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden. It was subsequently renamed to the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas in 1967. A decade later, the Djiboutian people voted for independence. This officially marked the establishment of the Republic of Djibouti, named after its capital city. Djibouti joined the United Nations the same year, on 20 September 1977. In the early 1990s, tensions over government representation led to armed conflict, which ended in a power sharing agreement in 2000 between the ruling party and the opposition. Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of over 828,324 inhabitants. Arabic and French constitute the country's two official languages. About 94% of residents adhere to Islam, a religion that has been predominant in the region for more than 1,000 years. The Somali Issa and Afar make up the two largest ethnic groups. Both speak Afroasiatic languages, which serve as recognized national languages. Djibouti is strategically located near some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. It serves as a key refueling and transshipment center, and is the principal maritime port for imports to and exports from neighboring Ethiopia. A burgeoning commercial hub, the nation is the site of various foreign military bases, including Camp Lemonnier. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional body also has its headquarters in Djibouti City.

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Facts and Stats for Djibouti*

  • Pollution Statistics in Djibouti

    Know the pollution level of Djibouti before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 35 (Low)
    • Water Pollution 45 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 25 (Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 70 (High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 68.75 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 66.67 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 75 (High)
  • Djibouti: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Djibouti for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Djibouti.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 31.25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Car Stealing 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 50 (Moderate)
    • Attacks 56.25 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 50 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 43.75 (Moderate)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 50 (Moderate)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 50 (Moderate)
  • Living in Djibouti - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 49.87 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 55.8 (Moderate)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 31 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 2.19 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Djibouti

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Djibouti

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.13 USD
    • International Movie per seat 5.59 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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