Djibouti, small strategically located country on the northeast coast of the Horn of Africa. It is situated on the Bab el Mandeb Strait, which lies to the east and separates the Red Sea from the Gulf of Aden.
In which country is Djibouti?
Djibouti (city)Djibouti Magaalada Jabuuti (Somali) مدينة جيبوتي (Arabic) Ville de Djibouti (French)CountryDjiboutiRegionDjibouti RegionFounded1888Districts3522 more rows
Why Djibouti is called Horn of Africa?
The Horn of Africa takes its name from the horn-shaped land formation that forms the easternmost point of the African continent, projecting into the Indian Ocean south of the Arabian Peninsula.
Which country is located in the Horn of Africa?
Horn of Africa (Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya)
Is Djibouti the smallest country in the Horn of Africa?
Djibouti is a multi-ethnic nation with a population of over 921,804 inhabitants (the smallest in mainland Africa).
Why is the Horn of Africa important?
The main reason this area is important is that the Horn of Africa commands the Red Sea and the northwestern portion of the Indian Ocean. There are many good ports on both sides of the Horn.
Which is the largest country in the Horn of Africa?
Algeria is the largest nation in Africa by area. It is the tenth largest country in the world. Approximately 90 percent of Algeria is desert.
Why is the Horn of Africa a hotspot?
The Horn of Africa is one of only two entirely arid hotspots. It extends from Oman and Yemen through Eritrea and Somalia to parts of Ethiopia and Kenya. It is notable for endemic plants, with more than 2700 species. It is one of the most degraded of the worlds hotspots, due to overgrazing and charcoal harvesting.
What constitutes the Horn of Africa?
Horn of Africa, region of eastern Africa. It is the easternmost extension of African land and for the purposes of this article is defined as the region that is home to the countries of Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Somalia, whose cultures have been linked throughout their long history.
Is the Horn of Africa a hotspot?
One of only two hotspots that is entirely arid, the region is home to a number of endemic and threatened antelope—the Vulnerable dibatag (Ammodorcas clarkei) and Endangered Spekes gazelle (Gazella spekei) among them. The Horn of Africa also holds more endemic reptiles than any other region on the continent.
What is the Horn of Africa famous for?
The Horn of Africa has been a renowned source of biological resources for thousands of years. The ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans sent expeditions and caravans to the region for frankincense, myrrh and other natural commodities to be taken back North along the incense route through the Arabian deserts.