Flag of Djibouti

Flag of Djibouti

The flag of Djibouti, which was used for the first time during the declaration of independence in 1977, consists of two horizontal stripes in blue and green colors and a white wedge in the left part of the flag. Moreover, a red five-pointed star is located in the white wedge. The flag has been inspired by the flag of the National League for Independence, which established itself in the struggles for independence from France. Djibouti was known as Somaliland in colonial times. The blue color of the upper bar is typical of the Somali Issas and the green color of the lower bar represents the Muslim Afars. White triangle traditionally symbolizes peace and the red star symbolizes the unity of the Djibouti nation.

Country information

Independent Yes
Country codes DJ, DJI (ISO 3166-1)
Official name Republic of Djibouti
Capital city Djibouti
Continent Africa
Member of United Nations, African Union, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
Population 1 078 373 (2019)
Total area 23 200 km2
Highest point Mousa Ali (2 028 m, 6 654 ft)
Lowest point Lake Assal (-155 m, -509 ft)
GDP per capita $ 3 083 (World Bank, 2018)
Currency Djiboutian franc (Fr, DJF)
Calling code +253
Internet TLD .dj

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