Total area: 23,200 km2
Population: 864,000 (2009 estimate)
Currency: Franc (DJF)
Official language(s): Arabic and French
Government: Semi-presidential republic
Internet TLD: .dj
Calling code: 253
Djibouti is a country situated in Eastern Africa, on the southern shore of the Bab el Mandeb and shares borders with the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea on the east, Eritrea to the north, Somalia to the southeast, and Ethiopia to the north and northwest.
The main tourist attractions in Djobouti are mainly the lakes and rivers of the country. The typical landscape of the country is formed by stony desert with numerous plateaus and coastal plains, hills spread across the country and mountain ranges in the north. Tourists are attracted by the desert landscapes within the country and countless opportunities to practice water sports.
If you decide to visit the country, here are the major sites that you should include on your route: the capital city, Djibouti where you can visit the Central Market and Aquarium Tropical de Djibouti; on your way to Djibouti, you can also pay a visit to Abbe Lake, Asal Lake, and Goubet Lake lakes. Obock region, famous for its beautiful lakes and rivers, and Arta region, renown for its natural beauty are a must-see destination in the country as well.
The best time to visit Djibouti is from November until April, because the temperatures are very high during the rest of the year.
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