Djibouti Political Map
Djibouti is located on the Horn of Africa along the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab Strait. It borders 3 other countries in Eastern Africa including Eritrea to the north, Ethiopia to the west, and Somalia to the southeast. Djibouti City is the capital and largest city with more than half of its population living there. Djibouti is the third smallest country in Africa occupying an area of 23,200 square kilometers (8,958 sq mi). This makes it larger than Eswatini, but smaller than Rwanda.
Djibouti Satellite Map
Djibouti is situated in the northernmost point of the Great Rift Valley. Lake Assal is the largest lake in Djibouti. This crater lake is located in central Djibouti in the Danakil Desert. The country lies between 11° and 14°N latitudes with a hot semi-arid and desert climate. It’s rich in wildlife such as birds, reptiles, and mammals. Also, it shares 314 kilometers (195 miles) of coastline with the Gulf of Aden and Bab al-Mandab Strait.
Djibouti Elevation Map
The terrain of Djibouti consists mostly of plateaus, plains, and highlands. It boasts 8 mountain ranges. For example, the Manila Mountains lie in the east. Whereas the Goda Mountains are situated northwest of the Gulf of Tadjoura. The highest peak in Djibouti is Mount Moussa. At 6,654 feet (2,028 meters), this stratovolcano sits on the tri-point of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti.