|Capital: Djibouti City
Government: Dominant-Party Semi-Presidential Republic
Current President: Ismaïl Omar Guelleh
- Based on service activities connected with the country’s strategic location and status as a free trade zone.
- Provides services as both a transit port for the region and an international transshipment and refueling center.
- Djibouti has few natural resources and little industry. Therefore, Djibouti is heavily dependent on foreign assistance to help support its balance of payment and to finance development projects.
Population: 884,017 (2018)
Land Size: 23,200 sq km (8,950 sq miles)
Major Ethnic Groups:
- Somali: 60%
- Afar: 35%
- Other: 5% (includes French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian)
- Muslim: 94%
- Christian: 6%
- French (official)
- Arabic (official)