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About Djibouti

Djibouti is a small country in the Horn of Africa. The country is primarily French and Arabic speaking. Djibouti’s economy is largely concentrated in the service sector. Due to its Free Trade Policies and its strategic location as a Red sea transit point, many activities in the transportation industry are strong in the country. The country is considered as a transit point to over 10 African countries.

From the agriculture perspective, due to low rainfall activity only vegetables and fruits are the principal production crops, and most other food products are imported.

Country Facts


Basic Details
Capital CityDjibouti
Government TypeUnitary dominant-party presidential republic
Official LanguagesFrench, Arabic, Somali, Afar
Currency Djiboutian franc, DJF
Phone Code +253
Important CitiesAli Sabieh, Tadjourah, Obock, Dikhil, Arta, Holhol, Goubétto, Dorra, Gâlâfi, Loyada, Alaïli ?a??a‘
National DayConstitution Day (5th Jun)
Ease of Doing Business Ranking112 (Medium)
Primary IndustriesService Industry (Port Services), Fishing, Tourism, Agriculture
Major Exportscoffee, salt, hides, dried beans, cereals, other agricultural products, chalk, and wax
Major Exports to IndiaTextiles and Clothing, Stone and glass, Fuels, Minerals, Plastic or rubber, Hides and Skins, Metals, Chemicals, Raw Materials, Vegetables
Major ImportsPalm Oil, Delivery Trucks, Rice, Refined Petroleum, and Rubber Footwear, fuel, food and machinery
Major Imports from IndiaFuels, Vegetables, Metals, Plastic or Rubber, Textiles and Clothing, Chemicals, Raw materials, Stone and Glass, Minerals, Machinery and Electricals
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with Indiabilateral relations, Bilateral Treaties and Agreements, Economic and Commercial Relations
Bordering NationsEritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
Member ofAfrican Union(AU), Community of Sahel–Saharan States(CEN-SAD), Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa(COMESA), Intergovernmental Authority on Development(IGAD), Islamic Military Counter Terrorism Coalition(IMCTC), Organisation of African Unity(OAU), Organisation of Islamic Co-operation(OIC), Organisation internationale de la Francophonie(OIF), Port Management Association of Eastern and Southern Africa(PMAESA), United Nations(UN), World Trade Organization(WTO)
Indian Embassy Details for DjiboutiEmbassy of India
H.E. Ramachandran Chandramouli
Honourable Ambassador
HB2, Lootah Village Complex, Haramous, Djibouti
00253-21-25-01-31, 21-34-62-54

Embassy Details of Djibouti in IndiaEmbassy of the Republic of Djibouti
H.E. Mr. Abdillahi Assoweh Isse
C-3/13, Vasant Vihar New Delhi-110057
+91-11-41354491,92,93 (O)

Honorary Consulate General of Djibouti in Bengaluru
H.E. Mr. Mahesh Gopalkrishna Shetty
Honorary Consul
No. 180, 1st Main Road, Mahalakshmi Layout Bengaluru-560086
08023497464 (O)