Over 90% of the population in Djibouti is Muslim. Islamic customs influence daily behavior, social interaction and dress codes. Please note that immodesty in dress and behavior is frowned upon. Drinking, smoking or eating in public during Ramadan, the month of fasting, is forbidden for all, including visitors. There is a small population of Christians, mostly of French origin.
Djibouti is a country in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. To the east is its coastline on the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden. Rainfall is sparse, and most of the territory has a semi-arid or arid environment. Djibouti's major settlements include the capital Djibouti City, the port towns of Tadjoura and Obock, and the southern cities of Ali Sabieh and Dikhil. It is the 151st largest country in the world by land area, covering a total of 23,200 km2, of which 23,180 km2 is land and 20 km2 is water.