ISO 3166-2 Newsletter II-3 is dated 2011-12-15. For Djibouti, the only change that affects this page is to add the 'h' to the end of Tadjourah.
Finally, Djibouti has completed a census. The results are shown below.
FIPS Publication Change Notice No. 10, affecting FIPS PUB 10-4, was issued on 2006-03-23. It assigns new FIPS codes to the new region and the two old districts that were modified to create it. The status of the divisions is listed as regions rather than cercles.
ISO 3166-2 Newsletter number I-7 was published on 2005-09-13. It shows the results of the 2002 change.
A law on decentralization was passed on 2002-07-07. It created five regions, not including the city of Djibouti. The territorial effect of this change was to form a new region, Arta, by taking parts of the old districts of Dikhil and Djibouti. The law also promises to create communes at a later date. Subsequently, a decree issued 2003-04-09 defined the boundaries of the five regions, the city of Djibouti, and six arrondissements which are subdivisions of the city of Djibouti (Arrondissement du Plateau, Premier Arrondissement, ... Cinquième Arrondissement).
|Language||French (fr), Arabic (ar)|
In 1900, French Somaliland was a freshly-minted French colony. It became an overseas territory in 1947. The name was changed to Afars and Issas, after the two major ethnic groups, in 1967. On 1977-06-27, the country became independent, changing its name to the Republic of Djibouti at the same time. There have been moderate border changes during the century.
Afar gabod: basketwork tray, which Arabic traders adapted to Gabuti to refer to a cape (promontory) with a similar shape.
Djibouti is divided into five régions (regions) and one ville (city).
DJ.DJ, respectively; former FIPS codes
DJ03). Spelling of Tadjoura changed to Tadjourah.
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