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Djibouti

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Country name: Djibouti
Conventional long form: Republic of Djibouti
Conventional short form: Djibouti
Local long form: Republique de Djibouti/Jumhuriyat Jibuti
Local short form: Djibouti/Jibuti
Former: French Territory of the Afars and Issas, French Somaliland
Government type: RepublicDjibouti

Capital: Djibouti
Time difference: UTC+3 (8 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time)
Independence: 27 June 1977 (from France)
Area:
Total: 23,000 sq km
Land: 22,980 sq km
Water: 20 sq km
Climate: Desert; torrid, dry
Terrain: Coastal plain and plateau separated by central mountains
Natural resources: Geothermal areas, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum
Population: 496,374 (July 2007 est.)
Population Growth Rate: 1.984% (2007 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 43.4% (male 107,957/female 107,233)
15-64 years:  53.2% (male 137,111/female 126,952)
65 years and over: 3.4% (male 8,626/female 8,495) (2007 est.)
Median Age:
Total: 18.2 years
Male: 18.6 years
Female: 17.7 years (2007 est.)
Birth Rate: 39.07 births/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Death Rate: 19.23 deaths/1,000 population (2007 est.)
Religions: Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar
Literacy:
Definition: age 15 and over can read and write
Total population: 67.9%
Male: 78%
Female: 58.4% (2003 est.)
GDP (purchasing power parity): $619 million (2002 est.)
GDP (official exchange rate): $702 million (2005 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP): $1,000 (2005 est.)
Labor force: 282,000 (2000)
Labor force - by occupation:
Agriculture: NA%
Industry: NA%
Services: NA%
Unemployment rate: 50% (2004 est.)
Currency (code): Djiboutian franc (DJF)

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