Capital: Djibouti

Population: 939,193 (estimated in 2015)

Currency: Djiboutian Franc (DJF)

Official Languages: French, Arabic

Unofficial Languages: Somali, Afar

Main Religions: Islam, Christianity

Ethnic Groups: Somali, Afar, and others

Largest Cities: Djibouti, ‘Ali Sabieh, Ḏânan, Tadjoura, Obock

Main Sport: Football, Track and Field

Political System: Republic

National Holidays (2016):

New Year’s Day (January 1)

Labour Day (May 1)

Lailat al Miraj (Night of Ascension) (May 5)

Independence Day (June 27)

Eid al-Fitr (End of Ramadan) (July 7)

Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice) (September 13)

El am Hejir (Islamic New Year) (October 3)

Milad un Nabi (Birth of the Prophet Muhammad) (December 12)

Christmas Day (December 25)