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Official Jumhuriya Jibuti
Located Mid East: Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia
Capital Djibouti City
Head of State President Son Exc. M. Ismail Omar Guelleh
president Guelleh
Area 23,000 sq km
Population 617,000
Growth rate 3%
Languages French & Arabic, Somali & Afar
Currency Djibouti franc
GNP per capita $1.270
Inflation 6%
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Located in the Horn of Africa on the strait between the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, this tiny Islamic state lies in the Afar triangle, one of the hottest places on earth - and was originally home to nomadic desert tribes, later becoming French Somaliland until independence in 1977. Qat is a mild stimulant, which grows in the highlands and is used extensively in East Africa and Southern Arabia. The French, civil or military, men or women, are the ones in the short shorts. The local men, by contrast, all wear trousers or a futa, Djibouti’s version of the sarong. The women wear modestly long dresses or skirts and drape themselves with a shalma, a gauze-thin brightly colored length of fabric.


Djibouti City:

Djibouti City is the capital of the Republic of Djibouti. This port city lies just to the south of the Gulf of Tadjoura. It is known as Jibuti in Arabic. This city first originated as a port in 1888. It became the capital in 1892. In 1949, it became a free port. For today's visitor the focus of its intriguing capital and port city -which grew up little more than 100 years ago - are lively markets where spices and a wealth of handicraft goods (from Somali camel belts to Ethiopian wood and amber carvings) are traded. For the adventurous there's also a chance to test your camel-milking skills at a nearby camel farm! The economy of the city and country depends on the city's role as a storage, refueling and supply station, notably between Ethiopia and the Red Sea trade. As a result, guerrilla warfare on parts of the Djibouti-Addis Ababa railway at the time of the Ethiopian civil war in the late 1970's upset Djibouti's economy, which was already weakened by the closing of the Suez Canal (1967-75). Many refugees from Somalia and Ethiopia have drained the resources further. Major ethnic groups include the Afars, Issa Somalis, Arabs, Europeans and Asians. There are three flat areas - Djibouti, Serpent, and Marabout - which are connected by jetties. Examples of modern and ancient culture are present in the architecture. The government palace is situated in the Menilek Square. A camel Market exists in the native part of the city.





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(Source: IMF) - The economic growth is sluggish, unemployment high, and poverty widespread. Fiscal discipline, is predicated on a reduction of the wage bill through the civil service retirement and military demobilization programs so as to support higher expenditure on social programs as well as the clearing of budgetary arrears. Fiscal consolidation will hinge in particular on the pension funds reform which aims at making the financial position of the pension funds sustainable over the long term and allow quick implementation of the civil service retirement plan. The adoption in early 2002 of a plan to repay gradually the entire stock of budgetary arrears, following an audit of those arrears, as well as additional transparency in public sector operations will be important steps toward restoring credibility in government operations. The steadfast implementation of the recently adopted privatization strategy together with the streamlining of preferential tax systems will contribute to a durable improvement in the business climate and growth prospects in general.


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