Regions of Djibouti

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Regions of Djibouti
Gobolada Jabuuti (Somali)
Rakaakay Gabuutih (Afar)
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Category Unitary state
Location Republic of Djibouti
Number6 Regions
GovernmentRegion government
Subdivisions District

The regions of Djibouti are the primary geographical divisions through which Djibouti is administered.



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The first administrative division of the territory, in 1914, defined two zones besides the city of Djibouti: the districts "Dankali" and "Issa". With the occupation of the territory at the end of the 1920s, the circles of Tadjoura and "Gobad-Dikkil" are created. In 1939, the circle of Ali Sabieh is extracted from the last. In 1963, Obock's circle was created by division of that of Tadjourah region.

In 1967, the circle of Djibouti is transformed into district, then divided into three districts.

After independence in 1977, the circles become regions. The last important modification of the administrative map of the territory is the creation of the region of Arta in 2003.


RegionAreaPopulationAdministrative Centre
Djibouti Region 200 km2748,000 Djibouti City
Ali Sabieh Region 2,400 km271,640 Ali Sabieh
Arta Region 1,800 km240,163 Arta
Dikhil Region 7,200 km283,409 Dikhil
Tadjourah Region 7,100 km289,567 Tadjoura
Obock Region 4,700 km237,856 Obock

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