Djibouti flag information
Description flag of Djibouti
two equal horizontal bands of light blue (top) and light green with a white isosceles triangle based on the hoist side bearing a red five-pointed star in the center
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Official country name
Republic of Djibouti
Republique de Djibouti/Jumhuriyat Jibuti (long)
French Territory of the Afars and Issas, French Somaliland
Djiboutian(s) (noun) Djibouti/Jibuti (adjective)
French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar
506,221 ranked 170, (data 2008)
strategic location near world's busiest shipping lanes and close to Arabian oilfields; terminus of rail traffic into Ethiopia; mostly wasteland; Lac Assal (Lake Assal) is the lowest point in Africa. The lowest point is Lac Assal -155 m.
Coastline 314 km.
516km, Eritrea 109 km, Ethiopia 349 km, Somalia 58 km.
6 districts (cercles, singular - cercle); Ali Sabieh, Arta, Dikhil, Djibouti, Obock, Tadjourah
27 June 1977 (from France)