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A Drowning Man Will Clutch At A Straw.

 

General


Population: 810,179 (2014), 792,198 (2013)
Land Area: 23,000 sq km
Natural Resources: Geothermal areas, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum
Capital: Djibouti
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Ismail Omar Guelleh (May 8th 1999)
Head of Government: Abdoulkader Kamil Mohamed (April 1st 2013)
Languages: French, Arabic, Somali, Afar
Currency: Djiboutian Franc (DJF)
Major Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
Major Ethnicities: Somali 60%, Afar 35%, Other 5%
Life Expectancy: 62.4 years (2014), 61.99 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 1.459 billion (2013), 1.36 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 2.505 billion (2013), 2.377 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 2,700 (2013), 2,700 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 5% (2013), 4.8% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 3%, Industry 17.3%, Services 79.7% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: NA
Industries: Construction, agricultural processing
Agriculture Products: Fruits, vegetables; goats, sheep, camels, animal hides
Human Development Index: 0.467 (170th)(2014), 0.445 (164th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 4 million (1998)
Unemployment Rate: 59% (2007)

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Army Size: 9 850 (2004)
Budget: 3.8% of GDP (2006)

Current Situation

 

Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa, Djibouti is bordered by Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. Djibouti's economy profits from port activities, but is still largely dependent on foreign assistance. A large portion of the population of Djibouti face food shortages and unemployment is very high.

(2013) Recent efforts are being made to address some of the issues facing Djibouti's citizens notably tackling fresh water shortages.

(2014) Djibouti's economy is set to continue it's steady growth, the government has some large investments planned for the upcoming years and these should positively impact the economy.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Djibouti
Wikipedia: Djibouti
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/DJI.html

Updated on: August 19th, 2014