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The Republic of Djibouti is a former French Territory of the Afars
and the Issas; situated on the southern shore of the Bab el Mandeb - where the Red Sea
meets the Gulf of Aden - opposite Yemen.
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Countries neighbouring Djibouti are: Eritrea,
Ethiopia and Somalia.
The capital is also called Djibouti and was the administrative centre
of French Somalialand.
The Cushite people inhabited Djibouti long before the Arab traders
and Ottoman Turks were attracted to the region by its strategic position.
With the English set up in Aden, Yemen,
the French sought to secure a position on the opposite bank of the Red Sea's mouth, in the
Djibouti became the colony of French Somaliland in 1888 and an
overseas territory of France in 1946; renamed the French Territory of the Afars and Issas
following a referendum in 1967.
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The capital of Djibouti, also called Djibouti, serves as the principal
seaport of Ethiopia, and is linked to Addis Ababa by rail.
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Hotels in Djibouti City
Ilot Du Heron, P.O. Box 1960, Djibouti City, Djibouti.
Less than a ten-minute drive from Djibouti-Ambouli International
Airport, each room Djibouti Palace has a luxurious feel to it.
Guests who stayed at the Djibouti Palace
Kempinski were impressed with the comfortable beds, large rooms and wonderful views.
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