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Djibouti

Djibouti Geography Stats

Definitions

  • Area > Comparative: The area of various small countries expressed in comparison to various areas within the United States of America.
  • Area > Land: Total land area in square kilometres
  • Area > Total: Total area in square kilometers
  • Area > Water: Total water area in square kilometers
  • Climate: A brief description of typical weather regimes throughout the year.
  • Coastline: The total length of the boundary between the land area (including islands) and the sea.
  • Elevation extremes > Highest point: Highest point above sea level
  • Elevation extremes > Lowest point: This entry is derived from Geography > Elevation extremes, which includes both the highest point and the lowest point.
  • Geographic coordinates: This entry includes rounded latitude and longitude figures for the purpose of finding the approximate geographic center of an entity and is based on the Gazetteer of Conventional Names, Third Edition, August 1988, US Board on Geographic Names and on other sources.
  • Land area > Square miles: Country land area.
  • Land boundaries > Border countries: Length of land boundaries by border country
  • Land use > Arable land: The percentage of used land that is arable. Arable land is land cultivated for crops that are replanted after each harvest like wheat, maize, and rice
  • Location: The country's regional location, neighboring countries, and adjacent bodies of water.
  • Natural resources: A country's mineral, petroleum, hydropower, and other resources of commercial importance.
  • Terrain: A brief description of the topography
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK HISTORY
Area > Comparative slightly smaller than Massachusetts 2013
Area > Land 22,980 sq km 2008 146th out of 235
Area > Total 23,200 sq km 2013 152nd out of 251
Area > Water 20 sq km 2013 147th out of 246
Climate desert; torrid, dry 2013
Coastline 314 km 2014 132nd out of 242
Elevation extremes > Highest point Moussa Ali 2,028 m 2013
Elevation extremes > Lowest point Lac Assal -155 m 2013
Geographic coordinates 11 30 N, 43 00 E 2013
Land area > Square miles 8,950 square miles 2013 66th out of 86
Land boundaries > Border countries Eritrea 109 km, Ethiopia 349 km, Somalia 58 km 2013
Land use > Arable land 0.09% 2013 213th out of 246
Location Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia 2013
Natural resources potential geothermal power, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum 2013
Terrain coastal plain and plateau separated by central mountains 2013

SOURCES: CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 28 March 2011; CIA World Factbooks 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008; British Broadcasting Corporation 2014

Citation

"Djibouti Geography Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Djibouti/Geography

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Djibouti Geography Profiles (Subcategories)

Area 11 Land boundaries 4
Environment 3 Land use 3
Freshwater withdrawal 6 Maritime claims 4
Land area 3 Surface area 3

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