A: Djibouti lies on the geographical coordinates of 11° 30' 0" N, 43° 0' 0" E.
Latitude and Longitude of Djibouti in other units:
|Latitude and Longitude to decimals||11.5||43.0|
|Latitude and Longitude to degrees minutes seconds||11° 30' 0" N||43° 0' 0" E|
|Latitude/Longitude to UTM Reference|
|UTM Northing:1272024.9048040346 Easting:281847.75092715747 Zone:38P|
More detail about Djibouti
Djibouti - Africa?s Little Known Secret
When it comes to the continent of Africa, any conversation or news broadcast always mentions the same few countries including Egypt, South Africa, Kenya, Somalia and Nigeria. There is so much more to the continent that has not been fully explored or that has not been adequately recognized internationally. Djibouti is one such country, and serves to be one of Africa?s little known secrets.
Djibouti is a relatively small country but it has interesting features that make it worth recognition in its own right. Because it was a French colony, the first thing you may notice is that the culture is largely reflective of a French way of life. This can be seen in the language, the literature, as well as the cuisine. One of the prime aspects which have stemmed largely from the ways of France is education. Despite the fact that the country?s government pays a great deal of attention to this sector, unfortunately the move has not had as much success as was hoped for.
Moving away from the French side of Djibouti, there are numerous indigenous traditions and cultures that have a home in the country. Although they have been present for generations, when viewed through the ?first-world lens? they have proven to be very controversial, so much so that entire aspects of the legal system has changed. The most significant of these issues is female circumcision, which both sides may argue, but to no avail in this context.
The country keeps to itself, and resembles a scene out of a typical African novel. Nearly half of the population is unemployed, with most of the economy relying on the agricultural sector and foreign investment. Despite this, the communities make do with what they have at their disposal, and have learnt to use their resources more efficiently.