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Development context and challenges

The Republic of Djibouti is located in the Horn of Africa at the southern entrance to the Red Sea. Djibouti shares a land border with Somalia to the south and east, Ethiopia to the south and west, and Eritrea to the north. The Red Sea runs along the eastern side of the country. Djibouti has 372 km of coastline and a maritime space of around 7,200 km2. It has a hot and dry climate with temperatures varying from an average of 30°C in January to 43°C in July. Rainfall is sparse but falls very heavily in isolated outbreaks, causing flooding and pooling of water for long periods around housing, particularly in Djibouti City. For most of the country, rainfall does not exceed 160 mm per year. The landscape is generally rocky and rough.

Related Subject(s): Economic and Social Development
Countries: Djibouti
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