Djibouti city is the capital of Djibouti state, located in the horn of Africa. It is a small state, of 20,000 SqKm, with population of 750,000 inhabitants only, most of them (600,000) live in Djibouti city.
The Town was founded in 1888 by the french, that recognized its strategic point, near Bab-el-Mandeb straits (The entry point to the red sea and Suez canal). In 1896 the town became the capital of French Somaliland.
Djibouti is a desert state. In town, the temperature range from very warm in Dec-Feb, to extremely hot in July-Sep. At noon, you find nobody in the streets, all look for refuge from the heat!