Theme Week Djibouti – Dikhil

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Entrance to Dikhil © Cjulien21/cc-by-sa-3.0

Entrance to Dikhil © Cjulien21/cc-by-sa-3.0

Dikhil is a town in the western Dikhil Region of Djibouti. Lying east of Lake Abbe. It is situated about 122 km (76 mi) southwest of Djibouti City and 12 km (7.5 mi) north of the border with Ethiopia. It serves as the administrative centre of the Dikhil Region, and is home to the Afar and Somali ethnic groups. The town develops gardens and fruit trees.

Dikhil is connected to other environs by RN-1 National Highway. Public buses go from Djibouti City to Dikhil. It takes three hour to get to Dikhil. A contracted bus ride from Djibouti city to Dikhil can charge between 750 Djiboutian franc. This is a summer tourist destination for Djibouti thanks to its healthy climate and its location on the road to Lake Abbe. Dikhil is located 12 kilometers from the Ethiopian border and approximately 100 kilometers beyond Djibouti City. It is a population center for the South west area, a frontier town with about 54,000 people.

Palm garden © Cjulien21/cc-by-sa-3.0 Bernard Square © Cjulien21/cc-by-sa-3.0 Entrance to Dikhil © Cjulien21/cc-by-sa-3.0 National Road 1 in Dikhil © Albert Backer/cc-by-sa-4.0
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National Road 1 in Dikhil © Albert Backer/cc-by-sa-4.0
As of 2009, the population of Dikhil has been estimated to be 24,886. The town inhabitants belong to various mainly Afro-Asiatic-speaking ethnic groups, but the Afar and the Issa Somali are predominant.

As an inland area, Dikhil’s transportation system is largely road-based. For air transportation, the city is served by the Dikhil Airport.

Dikhil is one of Djibouti’s main agricultural areas, with the local economy largely centered around farming. The town serves as a commercial transit point for goods between Djibouti City and Ethiopia. The city was visited by more than 6,000 tourists over the years. Ethiopian trucks and traders frequently pass through the town.

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