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is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti, which had a population of 818,159 at the 2009 census, is one of the least populous countries in Africa. Islam is the largest religion in the country, practiced by 94% of the population. The land was known as Obock and French Somaliland (Côte française des Somalis) in the 19th century; in 1967, it changed its name to Afars and Issas after new treaties with France. The territory was declared an independent nation in 1977 and changed its name to the "Republic of Djibouti" after its principal city. Djibouti joined the United Nations on September 20, 1977. While Djibouti is an independent sovereign state, it maintains deep French relations, and through various military and economic agreements with France, it receives continued security and economic assistance.

Capital GIBUTI
Currency Franco di Gibuti (DJF)
Country code 00253
Spoken languages ​​ French and Arabic, Somali
Passport

Passport: needed. For any changes to this rule, we recommend that you inquire beforehand at the Embassy or Consulate of the country present in Italy or at your travel agent.

Health

The health facilities are lacking and below European standards; the only structure capable of guaranteeing a reliable service is the "Central Military Hospital in Djibouti. We recommend, however, to conclude, before embarking on your trip, health insurance to include, in addition to the coverage of medical costs, including any return air health or transfer in any other country. The sanitation situation is precarious. AIDS and malaria are prevalent. Register during the year cases of dengue fever, cutaneous leishmaniasis, filariasis and poliomyelitis. WARNINGS We recommend that you -drink only bottled water, -Verify that the bottles are sealed, -do not add ice in drinks; -do not eat raw meat, fruit and vegetables not disinfected. We recommend, after consulting a doctor, vaccinations against: hepatitis A and B (diseases spread in the country) and against typhus, diphtheria, tetanus, poliomyelitis, measles, rabies and meningitis. Anti-malarial drugs (after consulting doctor) is recommended. Vaccination against cholera, however, to be carried out after consulting doctor is recommended. There is no vaccine against dengue, leishmaniasis and should take the measures of caution appropriate, such as: using insecticides and insect repellents products; stay in screened; wearing clothes that cover the arms and legs.

Climate

Tropical, arid and very hot. Particularly high temperatures are reached throughout the year in inland areas of the country. The months of May and September are characterized by a high degree of humidity, while the rest of the year rainfall is scarce. You can however make occasional floods.

Viability

Licence Italiana. Car insurance By buying locally (recommended a formula that covers all cases of left). Transport Links with Europe are insured by 2 weekly flights to Paris (Daallo and Air France). Ethiopian Airlines provides three weekly links with Rome via Addis Ababa. Another option is to fly with the Yemeni company (Sana'a). Internal transport Bus service from Obock and Tadjoura for Djibouti.

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