On the coast of the Tadjourah Gulf in the Indian Ocean lies the city of Jibouti, the capital of a single state. Its territory occupies the eastern and southern half of Djibouti. The city is the largest in the country in terms of scale. Its first buildings were laid in 1888. The center of the colony, called the Sommalie Coast, became Djibouti in 1892, and in 1981 it was converted into a free port area.
Multiple cargoes pass through the citys port by transit. The exports include skins, leather, and coffee from Ethiopia. There are imports of petroleum products and manufactured goods. There is an international airport and shipping line in the territory of the city. In the late 20th century, the number of citizens increased dramatically due to the arrivals from Ethiopia and Somalia. Today, Djibouti is a significant center of trade, culture and industry in the country.
First the city was founded as a port. Rapidly growing and actively developing, Djibouti has historically been in an advantageous geographic position, which has had a beneficial effect on its economic growth. The founder is considered to be the Spaniard Eloi Pino. ×In the late 19th century, a railroad track was laid across the citys territory. The old line still connects Djibouti to the capital city of nearby Ethiopia.
The main base of the economy is the port, which covers an enormous area. The port area continues to develop. Its foreland has been deepened to 20 meters. The center of the city is adorned by Menelik Square, where the palace, where the government is seated, towers over it. The structure was designed in a monumental architectural style. One of the most interesting places in the city is the Troycicum, with its many species of underwater Troycicum species. The citys streets, arranged on different levels, are connected by flumes and dykes. One of the most lively places is the huge market, which is noisy and crowded in the early morning hours. Local beaches are especially popular. The most famous is the Khor Ambaado beach area.
- Tap water: No, not drinkable
- Religious government: Religious
- Population: 480,000 people
- GDP: $2,007 / year
- Power outlets: 230V50Hz
- Internet: 3 Mbps
- Best wireless: Evatis
- Tipping: Tipping. Tipping is considered customary in Djibouti, with tips in a restaurant or hotel usually being 10% for hotels and restaurants.
- Apartments: Airbnb
- Hotels: Booking.com
- More hotels: Hotels.com
- Best coffee 24/7: Startup Djibouti
- Best hospital: FK Medical SDMS
- Best short-haul air carrier: Ethiopian Airlines
- Best intl air carrier: Ethiopian Airlines
- Monthly costs for expat: $1600
- Monthly costs for family: $3400
- Monthly costs for local: $950
- Meal: $9.5
- Small Cola: $1.3
- Beer 1 Pint: $3.5
- Coffee: $2.5
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