flag Djibouti Djibouti: Statistical Overview

Capital: Djibouti


Total Population: 1,120,849
Natural Increase: 1.4%
Density: 48 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 78.4%
Ethnic Origins: In Djibouti, the population is predominantly Somali and Afar, but there are also minorities such as French, Arab, Ethiopian and Italian.
Official Language: French, Arabic
Other Languages Spoken: Somali, Afar
Business Language(s): Arabic and French. The population very often speaks three languages fluently.
Religion: Muslim 94%, Christian 6% (mainly orthodox Christians from Ethiopia).

Local Time:

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Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: Djibouti Franc (DJF)

Country Overview

Area: 23,200 km²
Type of State: Presidential republic
Type of Economy: Lower-middle-income economy.
90% desert; an economy dependent on port activities.
HDI*: 0.470/1
HDI (World Rank): 168/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from Djibouti, dial 00
To call Djibouti, dial +253
Internet Suffix: .dj
Telephone Lines: 2.0 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 8.3 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 53.26% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 4,1382,9114,8704,3284,663
Exports of Goods (million USD) 3,9962,7854,1474,6015,002
Imports of Services (million USD) 62651407690
Exports of Services (million USD) 1,15491001,0730

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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