Travel Information for Djibouti
Time zone:GMT +3 (Eastern Africa time) Daylight savings:    None
Main languages:French, Arabic Other languages:    Somali, Afar
Currency: Djiboutian francs (DJF)

1 = Fdj0.00, $1 = Fdj177, £1 = Fdj236

(rates as of Sep 2016)

Internet Domain:.djInternational Dialling Code:    253

For help planning your trip to Djibouti including visas, vaccinations, currency exchange, flights, accomodation and insurance, see our Djibouti trip planning page.

Further information on Djibouti

Discover more about Djibouti - the country's geogrpahy and natural features, an assessment of its status on freedom and rights and data on the country's population and economy.

Geography & Natural Features

Map of djibouti

Total area: 23,000 sq km (20 sq km under water)

Coastline: 314 km (Gulf of Aden)

Neighbours (border lengths): Eritrea (109km), Ethiopia (349km), Somalia (58km)

Climate: Hot semi-arid climate with a cooler season from October to April.

Highest mountain: Moussa Ali (2,028m)

Freedom & Rights

Summary status and rankings for Djibouti from classifications of different organisations measuring political and economic freedom, democracy and civil rights. See more details of these rankings.

Freedom in the WorldNot Free -
Democracy IndexAuthoritarian regime 145/167
Economic FreedomMostly Unfree 112/179
Press FreedomVery serious situation 168/179
ILGA LGBT rightsLimited rights -
Corruption PerceptionsMedium corruption 107/174
Overall Ranking:    159/195

Other Data & Links

Full name: Republic of Djibouti     Status: Independent Country

Population: 810,179 (rank: 158/196)     Density: 35.2 people/sq km (rank: 142/196)

Ethnic groups: Somali 60%, Afar 35%, other 5% (includes French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian)

Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%

GDP (PPP): $2.51 billion       GDP per capita: $2,700 (rank: 150/195)

Information derived from the CIA World Factbook. Other country profiles: BBC News.