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Country (long form) Republic of Djibouti
Capital Djibouti
Total Area 8,494.25 sq mi
22,000.00 sq km
(slightly smaller than Massachusetts)
Population 460,700 (July 2001 est.)
Estimated Population in 2050 1,231,348
Languages French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar
Literacy 46.2% total, 60.3% male, 32.7% female (1995 est.)
Religions Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
Life Expectancy 49.37 male, 53.1 female (2001 est.)
Government Type republic
Currency 1 Djiboutian franc (DF) = 100 centimes
GDP (per capita) $1,300 (2000 est.)
Industry limited to a few small-scale enterprises, such as dairy products and mineral-water bottling
Agriculture fruits, vegetables; goats, sheep, camels
Arable Land 0%
Natural Resources geothermal areas
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Djibouti, a small country in northeastern Africa. The country is bounded by Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and the Gulf of Aden, including the Gulf of Tadjoura and the Bab el Mandeb, the entrance to the Red Sea.

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