French Territory of the Afars and the Issas became Djibouti in 1977. A
peace accord in 1994 ended a three-year uprising by Afars rebels.
economy is based on service activities connected with the country's
strategic location and status as a free trade zone in northeast Africa.
Two-thirds of the inhabitants live in the capital city, the remainder
being mostly nomadic herders. Scanty rainfall limits crop production to
fruits and vegetables, and most food must be imported. Djibouti
provides services as both a transit port for the region and an
international transshipment and refueling center. It has few natural
resources and little industry. The nation is, therefore, heavily
dependent on foreign assistance to help support its balance of payments
and to finance development projects. An unemployment rate of 50%
continues to be a major problem. Inflation is not a concern, however,
because of the fixed tie of the franc to the US dollar. Per capita
consumption dropped an estimated 35% over the last seven years because
of recession, civil war, and a high population growth rate (including
immigrants and refugees). Faced with a multitude of economic
difficulties, the government has fallen in arrears on long-term
external debt and has been struggling to meet the stipulations of
foreign aid donors. Another factor limiting growth is the negative
impact on port activity now that Ethiopia has more trade route options.
Holidays Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Jan 21* - Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice)
Feb 10* - El-am-Hejir (Islamic New Year)
Apr 21* - Mouloud (Birth of the Prophet)
May 1 - Labour Day
Jun 27 - Independence Day
Nov 14-16* - Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan)
Dec 25 - Christmas Day
Muslim festivals (*) are timed according to local sightings of various
phases of the moon and the dates given above are approximations.
Country Code: 253
Outgoing International Code: 00
CIA - The World Factbook - Republic of Djibouti
website indicates a wide range of detail information about Djibouti by
introducing under 8 different fields as its geography, people,
government, economy, communications, transportation, military,
is available to find out Djibouti's general outlook on the issues of
its social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation,
government, duty free, health and so forth.
Business Directory - Djibouti
creates cross-referenced categories in business opportunities for
Djibouti as business-to-business, classifieds, cooperatives,
directories, organizations & trade.
webpage contains a list of links to sites in Djibouti and Djibouti
related sites in terms of its business, trade, economy, politics and so
OPIC Links - Investor's Information Gateway for Djibouti
is available country database information links which are efficient for
the new investors planned to do business in Djibouti including the
contact lists of the institutions, organization related to Djibouti's
is the online news of Djibouti that supplies both national and
international news primarily on the issues of politics, economy &
Djibouti Business Profile
serves as a directory providing an ultimate African Business Source for
the potential investors seeking new business opportunities in Djibouti.
UK Trade & Investment - Djibouti
Trade & Investment is the Government organisation that supports
both UK companies trading internationally and overseas enterprises
seeking to locate in the UK.
Business Opportunities - Djibouti
website supplies cross-referenced categories in business opportunities
of Djibouti under by affiliate programs, communication, franchises and
MLM & network marketing.
Trade Guide for Djibouti
is available to get comprehensive information not only about Djibouti's
imports, export regulations and other formalities and documents related
to commercial transactions but also main exported and imported products
& trading partners in Djibouti and so forth.
Doing Business in Djibouti
Bank Group analyzes the business environment and investment climate in
Djibouti under news & events section for the potential investors in
U.S. Department of State - Bureau of Consular Affairs - For Djibouti
Bureau of Consular Affairs creates a wide range of research named as
Consular Information Sheet on Djibouti in terms of analyzing its
social, political, cultural & economic environments.
Embassies of Djibouti
There is available a list of Embassies related to Djibouti including their contact information.
Djibouti Chamber of Commerce
This webpage provides the contact information of Djibouti Chamber of Commerce.
Djibouti Government Profile
It displays the structure of Djibouti's government in details.