Jumhouriyya Djibouti (Republic of Djibouti)
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  • Capital: Djibouti

  • Population estimate, 2015: 888,000

  • GNI per capita, 2013: (PPP$) 3,109

  • HDI/world rank, 2014: 0.470/168

  • Internet domain extension: .dj

Civil Aviation

There is an international airport at Djibouti (Ambouli), 5 km south of Djibouti. The national carrier is Air Djibouti, which was resurrected in 2015 after having gone into liquidation in 2002. In 2016 it had flights to Addis Ababa, Berbera, Dire Dawa, Hargeisa and Mogadishu.


Conditions are hot throughout the year, with very little rain. Djibouti, Jan. 78 °F (25.6 °C), July 96 °F (35.6 °C). Annual rainfall 5″ (130 mm).

Constitution and Government

After a referendum at which turnout was 70%, a new constitution was approved on 4 Sept. 1992 by 96.63% of votes cast, which permits the existence of up to four political parties. Parties are required to maintain an ethnic balance in their membership. The President is directly elected for a renewable 6-year term. Parliament is a 65-member National Assemblyelected...

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