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 The Islamic Chamber of Commerce , Industry and Agriculture (ICCIA)
The Republic of Djibouti
Head of State : Ismail Omar Guelleh
Population : 942.33 Thousand (2016)
Capital City : Djibouti
Largest City : Djibouti
Languages : French and Arabic (both official), Somali, Afar
Monetary Unit : Djiboutian Franc (DJF)
GDP (USD) : 1.73 Billion (2015)
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) (USD) : 0.16 Billion (2016)
GNI (USD) : 775.82 Million (2005)
Exports of Goods & Services (USD) : 484.06 Million (2007)
Imports of Goods & Services (USD) : 654.17 Million (2007)
Life Expectancy at Birth : 62.25 Years (2015)
Location & Geography
Djibouti is located on the North-eastern coast of the Horn of Africa. It has borders with Eritrea in the North, Ethiopia in the West and South, and Somalia in the South-east. Djibouti shares a direct access to the strategic strait of Bab el Mandab (Gate of Tears) which controls the Southern approach to the Red Sea with Ethiopia and Yemen. The mountains in the central region separate the coastal plains and the plateau. Due to its peculiar geographical location between the Ethiopian and Yemeni escarpments, the country gets little precipitation. Although it rains occasionally on the hills, some years see no rainfall at all. Summers are hot with sandy winds of the North-eastern Kham Sin (Khamasin). Due to limited rainfall the vegetation is minimal. Humidity is high throughout the year.
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Training | October 05 - 07, 2015 | Djibouti
Training | October 05 - 07, 2015 | Djibouti