Djibouti is the smallest country located on the African mainland. The French colonized and ruled this coastal country in the 19th century, naming the country French Somaliland. Due to its location in the Horn of Africa, it is an important refueling and shipping port for both imports and exports between the Red Sea and the Indian Ocean. On June 27, 1977, the Republic of Djibouti gained independence and was established as a country.
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