Djibouti (city)

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City of Djibouti

Ville de Djibouti
Skyline of City of Djibouti
Location of Djibouti
Location of Djibouti
Coordinates: Coordinates: 11°36′N 43°10′E / 11.600°N 43.167°E / 11.600; 43.167
CountryRepublic of Djibouti
Founded1888
Population
 • Total400,000 (est)

The city of Djibouti is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Djibouti. It lies on a peninsula between the Gulf of Aden and the Gulf of Tadjoura. Djibouti is home to about 400,000 people.

Features of Djibouti City include beaches, a large Central Market, the national stadium Stade du Ville, the Presidential Palace and Hamouli Mosque. The Djibouti-Addis Ababa Railway runs from the city to Addis Ababa. Djubouti is also home to the Djibouti-Ambouli International Airport.

History[change | change source]

Djibouti was founded as a seaport in 1888. The city became the capital of French Somaliland in 1891. It replaced Tadjourah as the capital.

The peninsula of Djibouti

The peninsula was chosen because it is a natural port. It was attacked during WW2 by the Italians and later by the British.