Church Information

STATUS: There is no UPCI Work in Djibouti

     There are no UPCI missionaries appointed to Djibouti

DJIBOUTI – Country Information

Djibouti has a populations 921,804 as of 2020.

23,200 sq km / 8958 sq mi (slightly larger than the state of New Jersey)

Capital City:
The Capital city is Djibouti City, home to 70% of the nations population.

Ethnic Groups:
60% Somali
35% Afar
5% Ethiopian
Also: Yemeni Arab, French, and Italian

94% Sunni Muslim
6% Christian (Foreign Born)


French and Arabic are both official languages of Djibouti. Afar and Somali are also spoken by a minority of people. Arabic hold religious significance to the Djiboutian’s.

Djibouti located in the horn of Africa bordering the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Including extreme and diverse landscape from mountains to low deserts, plateaus, and lakes that are the lowest point of Africa being 509 feet below sea level.

Djibouti’s economy is driven by a state-of-the-art  deep water port complex that serves the the Indian Ocean and Red Sea traffic. Making trade through if ports and with its neighbor Ethiopia the main factor in Djibouti’s recent economic growth.

Interesting Facts:
Djibouti is known for their beautiful multicolored textiles and sports are a major part of Djiboutian society.

Important Facts:

Known before as French Somaliland and the French Territory of the Afars and Issas, gaining the name Djibouti when it gained its independence from France on June 27,1977.

Known for delicious food that have African, French and Mediterranean influences as well as bright and vibrant textiles known as futa.

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