Djibouti is a small country on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa with a strategic location as a deep-water port. Situated at the intersection of the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden, its economy is based on providing services as a regional and international shipping port and refuelling centre and a host for military bases. France, Germany, Italy, Spain, America, China and Japan all have bases or military contingents there. Djibouti has been central in international efforts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia.
At 155 metres below sea level, Djibouti's Danakil Desert is the lowest land point in Africa.
Australia's diplomatic representation to Djibouti is from the embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Economic and trade information
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Embassies and consulates
- The Australian Embassy in Ethiopia is responsible for Djibouti