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Djibouti Population 2023

Djibouti, officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. Djibouti with a population close to 1 million is the smallest country in mainland Africa. As per the UN World Population Prospects report,  the population of  Djibouti in 2023 is 1,136,454 (11 lakh).

Estimated Population of Djibouti in 2023  – 1.1 million 

 Djibouti 2023 Population
Total Population1,136,454
Global Rank161
Land Area 23,180 sq.km (8,950 sq. mi)
Area Rank146
Pop. Density43 people/sq. km
Capital CityDjibouti 

Source: UN World Population Prospects 

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Religion in Djibouti

The main religion in Djibouti is Islam, 94% of the population is Muslim. Most local Muslims adhere to the Sunni denomination, following the Shafi’i school. The non-denominational Muslims largely belong to Sufi orders of varying schools.

The second-largest religion in the country is Christianity which is followed by 6% of the population. 

Religions percentage in Djibouti

  • Islam –  94%
  • Christianity – 6%

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Djibouti Demographics
Fertility Rate* 2.76
Infant mortality rate ** 29
Median Age  26.6 Years
Life Expectancy 67.87 years
Urban Population 79%

*Fertility rate, average number of children born to women during their reproductive years.

**Infant mortality rate is the number of deaths per 1,000 live births of children under one year of age.

Top Cities in Djibouti by Population

#CityPopulation
1Djibouti475,322
2Ali Sabieh37,939
3Dikhil24,886
4Tadjoura14,820
5Arta13,260
6Obock11,706
7Ali Adde3,500
8Holhol3,000
9Airolaf1,023
10Randa1,023
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