Dijibouti

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Dijibouti on World Map

Continent – Africa

Region – Eastern Africa

Size – 23,000 km²

Geography – coastal plain and plateau, central mountains

Language – French, Arabic, Somali

Religion – 94% Muslim, 6% Christian

Monetary Unit – Franc

Natural Resources – geothermal areas, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum

Agriculture – fruits, vegetables; goats, sheep, camels, animal hides

Industry – construction, agricultural processing

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Neighbouring Countries – Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia

Population – 810,179 (2014 estimate)

Population Growth Rate – 2.23%

Average Life Expectancy – 62.4

Capital City – Dijibouti (496,000)

Highest Mountain – Moussa Ali (2,028m)

Longest River – no major rivers

Climate – desert, hot, dry 20°C to 42°C

Yearly Rainfall – 5 cm (approx)

 

Plant Life – juniper, acacias, wild olive, thorn scrubs, palm trees

Animal Life – antelopes, gazelles, hyenas, jackals

Harvard Reference for this page:

Heather Y Wheeler. (2015). Dijibouti. Available: http://www.naturalhistoryonthenet.com/Facts_Figures/Country_Facts/dijibouti.htm. Last accessed Monday, July 18, 2016

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