Djibouti, in the Horn of Africa, is smaller than the US state of Massachusetts, has a coast on the Gulf of Aden and borders Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. The climate is very hot and dry and there is almost no land suitable for farming. The history of the country dates back to a time when the people traded skins and hides for the perfumes and spices of ancient India, China and Egypt. Lake Assal in Djibouti is the lowest point in Africa and the world’s largest salt reserve. Djibouti

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