Country: Djibouti

Population: 496,374

Capital: Djibouti

Time Zone: UTC+3

Currency Name: Djiboutian franc (DJF)

Government Type: Republic

Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar

Ethnic Breakdown: Somali 60%, Afar 35%, other 5% (includes French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian)

Religion: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%

Major Cities: Djibouti

Phone Country Code: 253

Health Concerns: high risk of food, waterborne and vectorborne diseases (diarrhea, Hepatitis A and E, typhoid fever, malaria, avian flu)

Official Tourism Website:

High Travel Season: November - March

Voltage: 220 V - 50 Hz

Electrical Plug Type: c, e

Major Holidays:

Misc Fact / Good to Know: Djibouti is one of only four countries in the world that begin with the letter D.