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The Republic of Djibouti (جيبوتي) is a country in eastern Africa, located in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the south east. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Yemen, on the Arabian Peninsula, is only 20 km from the coast of Djibouti.

History :
The area of Djibouti has been occupied by several tribes, currently the Afar and the Somali Isa. These tribes had regular trade contacts with the Arabs, and adopted Islam as their religion.
In the 19th century, France established a protectorate in the area, named French Somaliland, governed by Léonce Lagarde. In 1967, the name was changed to the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas. On June 27, 1977, the country was granted independence as Djibouti.
A civil war led by Afar rebels in the early 1990s was stopped by a peace accord in 1994.


Republic of Djibouti
Capital :
Area : .23.000 km²
Population (2000) : .632.000
Official language : .Arabic, French
Religion(s) : .Muslim (94%)
Currency :
.Djibouti Franc (DJF)
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