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Land Area: 23,200 sq km


Population: 913 714

Capital: Djibouti



  • Hottest months, June-August, 31-41°C
  • Coldest month, January, 23-29°C
  • Driest month, June, 1 mm average rainfall
  • Wettest month, March, 25 mm average rainfall



  • Somali, Afar, Arabic
  • French and Arabic are official languages
  • English widely spoken in the tourism and business


The currency of Djibouti is Djibouti Franc (DJF). Its parity is pegged at U.S. dollar. The international credit cards are accepted.

  • 1000 DJF
  • 2000 DJF
  • 5000 DJF
  • 10 000DJF

  • 5 DJF
  • 10 DJF
  • 20 DJF
  • 50 DJF
  • 100 DJF
  • 250 DJF
  • 500 DJF
  • 1 USD = 177.721 DJF

Office Hours:

  • Public administrations: Sunday  to Thursday: 08h00 to 17h00
  • Private sector: Saturday to Thursday: 08h00 to 12h00 and 16h00 to 18h00


Financial institutions practice the week of six days. During the summer and the month of Ramadan, the system of the day can be changed.

Weights and Measures

The units used are grams and meters.

Time zone

GMT +3

Calling Code

+253 is the international code of Djibouti.

Date Number of days
New Year’s Day January 1st 1
Eid al Adha From the 1st day of the pilgrimage to Mecca 3
New Year Muslim Hegre Twenty days after the feast of Eid el Adhaa 1
Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet) Depends on the lunar calendar 1
Labor Day May 1st 1
Independence Day 27 and 28 June 2
Al Isra Wal Miraj Depends on the lunar calender 1
Eid Al Fitr End of Ramadan 2