27 / 06 / 2021

Djibouti’s Independence Day

Today marks Djibouti 44th Independence Day.

Today marks Djibouti 44th Independence Day ?? ???


On this same day in 1977 Djibouti gained its independence from France ?? 




? Djibouti is the third smallest country in Africa continental 


? Approximately 90% of Djibouti’s land is desert. The country has no permanent rivers, only salt lakes in the desert.


???? Djibouti is a young country, with more than half of the population under 25


?? Djibouti is one of the 16 countries on earth where there are almost no trees. Less than 1% of the land is covered in forest, similarly to Iceland, Libya, Lesotho and Jordan.


? Only one Djiboutian athlete has ever won a medal at the Olympics: Hussein Ahmed Salah won a bronze medal in the marathon in 1988


? The lake Lac Assal is one of the saltiest lakes in the world, saltier than the dead sea. Moreover, it is located at the lowest point of the whole continent.


??? Christmas in Djibouti is celebrated on January 7, not on December 25.