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State of East Africa, Djibouti is located near the Bab el Mandeb strait, facing Yemen. Traditional meeting point between people of various origins, Djibouti is characterized by its composite population, coming both from inland areas and from the sea, from Africa as from other continents. This tiny country is also characterized by the presence of two distinct worlds: the capital Djibouti and the rest of the territory, which is desolate, scattered with small villages and crossed by nomadic shepherds. Having become independent in 1977, Djibouti has never managed to completely break away from the old colonizer, France, which together with the European Union and the United Nations continues to provide aid and funding to support its weak economy. According to COUNTRYAAH, Djibouti is a nation in Eastern Africa, the capital city of which is Djibouti. The latest population of Djibouti is 988,011. REMZFAMILY: Lists and descriptions of main religions and beliefs in Djibouti, including religion demographics and statistics on Christianity, Islam, Judaism, etc.

Djibouti is a republic. After a period of strong tensions, the 1992 Constitution gave birth to a multi-party semi-presidential system: the President of the Republic is elected by universal suffrage for 6 years; while the members of the National Assembly are elected for a term of 5 years. The judicial system in use in the country is based on French law, Islamic law and local customs. The defense of the territory is entrusted to the armed forces, divided into the three traditional weapons, to which must be added the gendarmerie and the national security force. The France maintains a naval base and a garrison in the capital. In 2007, the US base in Djibouti became the headquarters of the United States Unified Command for Africa (Africom). Education is not compulsory; primary school lasts 6 years, secondary school is divided into two cycles. The illiteracy rate among the population in 2005 amounted to 29.7%. In recent years, the country’s first university campus has been inaugurated in the capital.

The territory of Djibouti occupies the so-called Afar region, in the area of ​​the great fractures of East Africa, on the southeastern edge of the Denakil region (ancient Danakil), in Ethiopia. Between the depression of the Abbé lake and the southern entrance of the Bab el Mandeb from the coastal strip the region rises towards the interior with a series of gradually higher plateaus. The coast shows traces of recent uplift, with Neozoic deposits and coral formations; the N section of the Gulf of Tadjoura is covered by expansions of volcanic rocks, interrupted by erosive furrows and large dejection fans. Inside, the relief corresponds to a complicated system of fractures, generally directed from N to S or from NW to SE; the numerous depressions are also due to the tectonic movements, the most notable of which is the one that houses Lake Assal. For Djibouti, we cannot speak of a real hydrographic network: Awash itself, which in the mountain stretch generally has a perennial course, reaches the western borders completely dry. Instead, there are very many uidians and many small salt lakes and, in the plain of Hanleh, a vast freshwater pond. There are two factors that influence the climate: the proximity to the Arabian Peninsula and the air masses coming from the ocean and the Indian subcontinent. There are generally two seasons. From May to October the temperature constantly exceeds 35 ° C and can even reach 45 ° C in the shade when the hamsin ragesfrom the N (“50 day wind”). The season from October to May is the least unpleasant: the thermometer fluctuates between 23 and 30 ° C due to the flow of the NE monsoon; however the humidity can rise to over 80%. The rains are scarce, always less than 300 mm, concentrated in two very short seasons, one in summer and the other in winter; they are completely lacking in inland areas where, however, the higher altitude coincides with a decrease in temperature which can cause violent orographic rains. Far from the reliefs, the climate is sub-desert.

Djibouti Culture of Business

Subchapters: Introduction Addressing Business Meeting Communication Recommendations Public holidays Introduction French, Arab and African influences collide in Djibouti. These three cultural factors must be taken into account for communication with business partners and a real possibility of establishing yourself on the market. Materials must be prepared in French or Arabic. When dealing with Djibouti partners,… Read More »

Djibouti Basic Information

Basic information about the territory Subchapters: System of governance and political tendencies in the country Foreign policy of the country Population The system of governance and political tendencies in the country Official name of the country: Republic of Djibouti President : Ismail Omar Guelleh (in office since 8/5/1999) Political tendencies: President Ismail Omar Guelleh (born… Read More »

TOEFL Test Centers in Djibouti

The revised TOEFL Paper-delivered Test is offered in this location. The list below shows testing regions, fees and dates as of February 15, 2019, but availability may change when you register. Fees are shown in US$ and are subject to change without notice. To find the most up-to-date list of available test centers and dates when registration is open, click… Read More »