Djibouti – GENERAL INFORMATION – Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures  

Full name: Djibouti

Nationality
        noun: Djiboutian(s)

        adjective: Djiboutian 

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Area
        total: 23,000 sq km         water: 20 sq km         land: 22,980 sq km

Population: 476,703 (July 2005 est.)

Ethnic groups

        Somali 60%        Afar 35%        French        Arab        Ethiopian        and Italian 5%

Capital: Djibouti population – 290 000

Largest Cities

        Tadjoura -10 000        Ali  Sabieh – 10 000         Dikhil – 5 000

Official Language

        French (official)        Arabic (official)        Somali        Afar 

Religion

       Muslim 94%       Christian 6%

Political system: republic 

GDP: purchasing power parity – $619 million (2002 est.) 

GDP per head: purchasing power parity – $1,300 (2002 est.)

Annual growth: 3.5% (2002 est.)

GDP – composition by sector:  
        agriculture: 3.5%

        industry: 15.8%         services: 80.7% (2001 est.)

Inflation: 2% (2002 est.)

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