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Djibouti: Geography#

LocationEastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia
Geographic Coordinates11 30 N, 43 00 E 11.5,43.0
Area total: 23,200 sq km
land: 23,180 sq km
water: 20 sq km
We are unable to verify those figures from Factbook, since the 6 main sources we used for checking give different figures as follows:
Factbook: 23200
DBpedia: 23200
Geoname: 23000
Infoplease: 23000
Britannica: 23200
Wolfram: 23200

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Land boundariestotal: 528 km
border countries: Eritrea 125 km, Ethiopia 342 km, Somalia 61 km
Coastline314 km
Elevation Extremeslowest point: Lac Assal -155 m
highest point: Moussa Ali 2,028 m
Highest MountainsAs there is no entry in Wolfram we are listing mountain list of Geonames only:
According to Geonames: Musa Ali Terara 2028 m; Mego Aroug 1694 m; Agogittou 1382 m; Data San 1323 m; Sofe 1289 m

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Terraincoastal plain and plateau separated by central mountains
Natural Hazardsearthquakes; droughts; occasional cyclonic disturbances from the Indian Ocean bring heavy rains and flash floods volcanism: experiences limited volcanic activity; Ardoukoba (elev. 298 m) last erupted in 1978; Manda-Inakir, located along the Ethiopian border, is also historically active
Natural Resourcepotential geothermal power, gold, clay, granite, limestone, marble, salt, diatomite, gypsum, pumice, petroleum
Land Usearable land: 0.09%
permanent crops: 0%
other: 99.91% (2011)
Climatedesert; torrid, dry
Irrigated Land10.12 sq km (2003)
Renewable Water Resources0.3 cu km (2011)
Environment_CurrentIssuesinadequate supplies of potable water; limited arable land; desertification; endangered species
Environment - international agreementsparty to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Large CitiesDue to difference in city rankings taken from two data sources we are listing here both lists :
According to Wolfram: Djibouti; Ali Sabih; Tajurah; Awbuk; Dihil
According to Geonames: Djibouti; Dânan; Ali Sabieh; Tadjoura; Obock

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Important Cities
Geography-notestrategic location near world's busiest shipping lanes and close to Arabian oilfields; terminus of rail traffic into Ethiopia; mostly wasteland; Lac Assal (Lake Assal) is the lowest point in Africa and the saltiest lake in the world