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Djibouti / COVID-19
Population 0
Total Confirmed 15690
Active 15501
Total deaths 189
Total recovered 0
Death rate 1.20 %


Djibouti ( (listen) jih-BOO-tee; Afar: Yibuuti, Arabic: جيبوتي‎ Jībūtī, French: Djibouti, Somali: Jabuuti), officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country Situated in the Horn of Africa in East Africa.

It's bordered by Somalia in the south, Ethiopia in the west and south, Eritrea in the north, and the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden in the east. Across the Gulf of Aden lies Yemen. The country has a total area of 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi). The Republic of Djibouti is predominantly inhabited by two ethnic groups, the Somali and the Afar people, together with the former comprising nearly all the population. In antiquity, the territory together with Somalia was part of the Land of Punt. Nearby Zeila, now in Somalia, was the chair of the medieval Adal and Ifat Sultanates. In the late 19th century, the colony of French Somaliland was established following treaties signed by the ruling Somali and Afar sultans with the French and its railroad to Dire Dawa (and afterwards Addis Ababa) let it quickly supersede Zeila as the interface for southern Ethiopia and the Ogaden. It was then renamed to the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas in 1967. A decade later, the Djiboutian people voted for independence. This officially marked the establishment of the Republic of Djibouti, named after its capital city. The sovereign state joined the United Nations the same year, on 20 September 1977. In the early 1990s, worries over government representation resulted in armed conflict, which ended in a power-sharing arrangement in 2000 between the ruling party and the opposition.Djibouti is a multi-ethnic country with a population of over 921,804 inhabitants (the smallest in mainland Africa). Arabic and french are the nation's two official languages. About 94 percent of residents adhere to Islam, which is the official religion and has been predominant in the region for more than a thousand years. The Issa clan and Afar compose the two largest ethnic groups. Both speak the Cushitic branch of the Afroasiatic languages.Djibouti is strategically situated near some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. It functions as a key refuelling and transshipment center, and is the principal maritime port for imports from and exports to neighboring Ethiopia. A burgeoning commercial hub, the country is the website of various foreign military bases, including Camp Lemonnier. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional body also has its headquarters in Djibouti City.

Source: Wikipedia