Djibouti is located on Northeast Africa, Gulf of Aden, and is bordered to the northeast and east by the Red Sea, the southeast by
Somalia, the southwest by Ethiopia and to the north by Eritrea.
The country is a barren strip of land around the
Gulf of Tadjoura, varying in width from 20km (12 miles) to 90km (56 miles),
with a coastline of 300km (188 miles), much of it white sandy beaches.
Inland is semi-desert and desert, with thorn
bushes, steppes and volcanic mountain ranges. Djibouti is part of the African
continent bounded by the Red Sea, Somalia, Ethiopia and Eritrea. The country
mostly consists of white sandy beaches. Inland is semi-desert and desert, with
thorn bushes, steppes and volcanic mountain ranges.
Djibouti is a city that is distinctly
arabesque and has a distinctly Arab feel. Attractions include a lively market
near the Mosque, and many good local restaurants. Nearby are beaches at Dorale,
11km (7 miles), and at Kor Ambad, 14km (9 miles) away.
Djibouti's climate is very hot and arid. Although French and Arabic are the
official languages, Somali and Afar are widely spoken. English may be spoken at
tourist facilities, but is not widely spoken by locals or taxi drivers.