Where is Djibouti?

Djibouti is an African country that is situated in the Horn of Africa. With Eritrea in the north, Somalia along Djibouti's southeastern border, and Ethiopia to both the west and south, Djibouti is surrounded by three other African countries. Djibouti lies along the coasts of the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea as well.

GPS Coordinates of Djibouti

The GPS coordinates of Djibouti are made up of two points: a latitude and a longitude. The latitudinal coordinate of Djibouti is 11.8251° N, and the longitudinal coordinate of the country is 42.5903° E. The latitude places Djibouti in the northern hemisphere, and as such, the country is located to the north of the equator. The longitude of Djibouti shows that the country is in the eastern hemisphere.

Points of Extremity in Djibouti

The northernmost point of Djibouti is a toss-up between two points. On the mainland, Djibouti’s most northern location has a latitude of 12°41' N. This point is along the border that separates Eritrea and Djibouti. The most northern point of Djibouti, islands included, has a latitude of 12°43' N. This particular point is found on the Doumeira Islands in the Red Sea.

To the south, Djibouti extends as far as the border between Djibouti and Ethiopia. With a latitude of 10°56' N, the southernmost point of Djibouti is southwest of a town called Diksa in the Dikhil Region of the country.

The easternmost point of Djibouti rests in the Obock Region. At a longitude of 43°25' E, the most extreme point in the east is along the coastline of Djibouti, near the city of Obock. The most extreme point of Djibouti in the west is along the border between Ethiopia and Djibouti. The country’s westernmost point has a longitudinal coordinate of 41°46' E, which places this specific point in the Dikhil Region of Ethiopia.

Djibouti’s Population Size and Total Area

There are 8,958 square miles within the boundaries of Djibouti. The total area of Djibouti is made up of 8,950 square miles of land and about 8 square miles of water. With five different districts in total, Djibouti is 99% land. Water regions only take up about % of the country’s total area.

The population of Djibouti is about 979,090 people as of 2019. Compared to the population of the entire world, Djibouti’s population is roughly 0.01% of everyone on Earth, making Djibouti the 160th most populated country of all 196 in the world.

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