Djibouti (ceety)

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The Ceety o Djibouti (Arabic: جيبوتي‎,French: Ville de Djibouti) is the caipital an lairgest ceety o the Republic o Djibouti, a naition in the Horn o Africae. It lies on a peninsula that divides the Gulf o Aden frae the Gulf o Tadjoura.

Djibouti ceety haes the same status as the kintra's five regions. The metropolitan territory borders the Arta Region tae the sooth an wast, an the Gulf o Tadjourah/Gulf o Aden tae the north. Accordin tae a 2009 Census, the ceety is hame tae 475,322 fowk.

The Ethio-Djibouti Railways (umwhile the Imperial Railway Company of Ethiopia) runs frae the ceety tae Addis Ababa. The ceety is an aa hame tae the Djibouti-Ambouli Internaitional Airport. Northwast o the ceety centre lies the ceety's port, uised for internaitional trade, for fishin, an for travel bi ferry tae the ceeties o Obock an Tadjoura.

Ane travel writer describes Djibouti as haein an identity problem, writin, "it is the sedentary caipital o a nomadic fowk, an African ceety designed like a European settlement an a kynd o French Hong Kong in the Red Sea."[1] Features o Djibouti Ceety include beaches alang its eastren shore an the lairge Central Mercat, the naitional stadium Stade du Ville, the Presidential Palace an Hamoudi Mosque.

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Foondit as a seaport in 1888 bi the Spaniard Eloi Pino, Djibouti became the caipital o French Somaliland in 1891, replacin Tadjourah. It remained the caipital for the succeedin colonial govrenment o French Territory o the Afars an the Issas, as well as for the independent kintra o Djibouti.

Climate[eedit | eedit soorce]

Djibouti is generally vera hot an dry throughoot the course o the year. Featurin an arid climate, the ceety sees on average 131 mm (5.16 in) o precipitation per year. Temperatures range frae vera warm durin the months o December, Januar an Februar tae extremely hot in Julie, whaur temperatures routinely exceed 49°C (120°F).

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Africa on a Shoestring (London: Lonely Planet, 2004), p. 698.

Coordinates: 11°35′17″N 43°08′42″E / 11.588°N 43.145°E / 11.588; 43.145Template:Regions o Djibouti