RELIGION LIBRARY

Djibouti

COUNTRY PROFILE

Map of Djibouti

The country has an area of 8,450 square miles and a population of 660,000. More than 99 percent of the population is Sunni Muslim. There are a small number of Roman Catholics, Protestants, Copts, Ethiopian Orthodox, Greek Orthodox, Jehovah's Witnesses, Hindus, and Baha'is. Foreign-born Djiboutians, as well as many expatriate residents, are often members of these denominations. Citizens are officially considered Muslims if they do not specifically identify with another faith.

Population Population (2009 est.) 516,055
Religious Demographics Muslim 94%, Christian 6%
Ethnic Groups Ethnic Groups Somali 60%, Afar 35%, other 5% (includes French, Arab, Ethiopian, and Italian)
Languages Languages French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar
Country Flag Flag of Djibouti