Djibouti 2019

Yearbook 2019

Djibouti. Djibouti and Bahrain and Eritrea, among others, are at the bottom when it comes to freedom of the press. Reporters Without Borders’ annual press freedom index describes the situation in the country as very serious.

In September, the telecommunications giant Ericsson announced that it would set aside SEK 12 billion for upcoming fines in a bribery investigation involving violations of US corruption laws in six countries, including Ericsson’s dealings in Djibouti.

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Country data

Area: 23,200 km2 (world ranking: 147)

Population: 957,000

Population density: 41 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 157)

Capital: Gibuti / Djibouti (Djibouti)

Official languages: Arabic, French

Gross domestic product: US $ 1.8 billion; Real growth: 4.1%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 1880 US$

Currency: 1 Djibouti Franc (FD) = 100 Centimes


Kurfürstenstr. 84, 10787 Berlin
Telephone 030 26390157,
Fax 030 26934165
E-Mail: [email protected]

Head of State: Ismaïl Omar Guelleh, Head of Government: Abdulkader Kamil Mohamed, Exterior: Mahamud Ali Jussuf

National holiday: 27.6.

Administrative structure
5 regions and capital

State and form of government
Constitution of 1992
Presidential republic
Parliament: National Assembly (Assemblée nationale) with 65 members, election every 5 years
Direct election of the head of state. every 5 yrs.
right to vote from 18 yrs.

Population: Djiboutian, last census 2009: 818,159 residents
approx. 60% Issa (Northern Somali), 35% Afar; Europeans (especially French) and Arab

Cities (with population): (As of 2009) Gibuti / Djibouti (Djibouti) 353,801 residents, Ali-Sabieh 22,630, Dikhil 19,347, Tadjoura 12,157

Religions: 94% Muslims (Sunnis); Minorities of Christians, Hindus, Jews and Baha’i (status: 2006)

Languages: Arabic, French; Somali, Afar

Employees by economic sector: no information

Unemployment (in% of all economically active persons)
no information

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 0.7%

Foreign trade: Import: 936 million US $ (2017); Export: US $ 156 million (2017)

Population 2019

According to CountryAAH, the population of Djibouti in 2019 was 973,449, ranking number 160 in the world. The population growth rate was 1.530% yearly, and the population density was 42.0000 people per km2.

Djibouti Median Age

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