Flag of Djibouti

Djibouti Flag

Country Information

Sovereign StateYes
Country CodesDJ, DJI, 262
Official NameRepublic of Djibouti
CapitalDjibouti City
Government TypeSemi-presidential republic
CurrencyDjiboutian franc (DJF)
Calling Code+253
Member OfUnited Nations, African Union, Arab League, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation
PopulationApprox. 1 million (as of 2023)
Total Area23,200 square kilometers
Highest PointMoussa Ali (2,028 meters or 6,654 feet)
Lowest PointLake Assal (−155 meters or −509 feet)
GDP Per CapitaApprox. $3,500 (as of 2023)
Life ExpectancyApprox. 67 years (as of 2023)
Internet TLD.dj

Djibouti National Anthem

Jabuuti (Djibouti)

Arise with strength! For we have raised our flag,
The flag which has cost us dear
With determination and with vigour
It is time to protect it forever.
Peace to us, for our freedom
We have really suffered for it
Justice and equality for us
And peace for all.

Flags of Neighboring Countries

History of the Djibouti Flag

The flag of Djibouti was officially adopted on June 27, 1977, following the country’s independence from France. The design of the flag symbolizes the nation’s past, cultural heritage, and vision for the future.

The flag features two horizontal bands of light blue and green, with a white triangle at the hoist bearing a red star. The light blue band represents the sky and the sea, significant elements in the country’s geography. The green band symbolizes the earth and the country’s agriculture and lush landscapes. The white triangle stands for peace, while the red star in the center represents unity and the blood shed for independence.

The flag’s design was influenced by the region’s history and its aspirations for the future. The colors and symbols were chosen to represent the different ethnic groups within Djibouti and their shared desire for national unity and progress.

Since its adoption, the flag of Djibouti has become a symbol of the nation’s sovereignty, diverse culture, and its aspirations for peace and development. It is used in government buildings, national events, and international forums, symbolizing Djibouti’s identity and pride as a nation. The flag reflects the unique character of Djibouti, a nation located at the crossroads of different cultures and influences, and its commitment to harmony and progress in the Horn of Africa.