Djibouti is a small, mostly French-speaking country located in the Horn of Africa. It has a diverse population and a strategic location near the Bab-el-Mandeb strait, which connects the Red Sea to the Gulf of Aden. The country has a hot desert climate and a growing economy based on fishing, agriculture, and services. The capital city, Djibouti, is home to many international organizations and a major port. Despite its small size, Djibouti has played an important role in regional politics and has been a key partner for the United States and other Western countries in the fight against terrorism.