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  '''Lire cette page en français: [[Hydrogéologie de Djibouti | Hydrogéologie de Djibouti]]''' [[File: flag_of_france.png  | 50px]]
 
  '''Lire cette page en français: [[Hydrogéologie de Djibouti | Hydrogéologie de Djibouti]]''' [[File: flag_of_france.png  | 50px]]
 
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Djibouti, located where the Red Sea joins the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, at a crossroads linking Africa to the Middle East, and at the mouth of the Suez Canal, has always been a trading hub. The area of present-day Djibouti was once part of a series of ancient kingdoms with strong links to ancient Ethiopia and Egypt. Its proximity to the Arabian Peninsula meant Islam was adopted early. It was later colonised by France in the late 19th century, and the construction of railroads to Ethiopia meant it became an important regional port. It won independence as the Republic of Djibouti in 1977. The independent country’s first president remained in power until 1999. In the 1990s, the country experienced a civil war that ended in a power sharing agreement in 2000. Since 2000, there have been periodic episodes of civil unrest and a number of contested elections, but overall Djibouti is perceived internationally as having being relatively politically stable.  
 
Djibouti, located where the Red Sea joins the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, at a crossroads linking Africa to the Middle East, and at the mouth of the Suez Canal, has always been a trading hub. The area of present-day Djibouti was once part of a series of ancient kingdoms with strong links to ancient Ethiopia and Egypt. Its proximity to the Arabian Peninsula meant Islam was adopted early. It was later colonised by France in the late 19th century, and the construction of railroads to Ethiopia meant it became an important regional port. It won independence as the Republic of Djibouti in 1977. The independent country’s first president remained in power until 1999. In the 1990s, the country experienced a civil war that ended in a power sharing agreement in 2000. Since 2000, there have been periodic episodes of civil unrest and a number of contested elections, but overall Djibouti is perceived internationally as having being relatively politically stable.  
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The geology map shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale. More information is available in the report [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africaGroundwaterAtlas/atlas.cfc?method=ViewDetails&id=AGLA060007 UN (1989)] (see References section, below).
 
The geology map shows a simplified version of the geology at a national scale. More information is available in the report [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africaGroundwaterAtlas/atlas.cfc?method=ViewDetails&id=AGLA060007 UN (1989)] (see References section, below).
 
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Djibouti geology and hydrogeology map'''].
 
  
  
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| [[File:Djibouti_Geology3.png | center | thumb| 500px | Geology of Djibouti at 1:5 million scale. Based on map described by Persits et al. 2002 / Furon and Lombard 1964. For more information on the map development and datasets see  the [[Geology | geology resource page]]. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Djibouti geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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| [[File:Djibouti_Geology3.png | center | thumb| 500px | Geology of Djibouti at 1:5 million scale. Based on map described by Persits et al. 2002 / Furon and Lombard 1964. For more information on the map development and datasets see  the [[Geology | geology resource page]]]]
 
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The hydrogeology map below shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | hydrogeology Map]] resource page for more details).  
 
The hydrogeology map below shows a simplified version of the type and productivity of the main aquifers at a national scale (see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | hydrogeology Map]] resource page for more details).  
  
[https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html '''Download a GIS shapefile of the Djibouti geology and hydrogeology map'''].
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A more detailed overview of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in Djibouti is in  [https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10040-003-0312-2 Jalludin and Razack (2004)].
 
 
A more detailed overview of the hydrogeology of the main aquifers in Djibouti is in  [https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10040-003-0312-2 '''Jalludin and Razack (2004)'''].
 
  
[[File:Djibouti_Hydrogeology3.png| center | thumb| 500px | Hydrogeology of Djibouti at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | hydrogeology map]] resource page. [https://www.bgs.ac.uk/africagroundwateratlas/downloadGIS.html Download a GIS shapefile of the Djibouti geology and hydrogeology map].]]
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[[File:Djibouti_Hydrogeology3.png| center | thumb| 500px | Hydrogeology of Djibouti at 1:5 million scale. For more information on how the map was developed see the [[Africa Groundwater Atlas Hydrogeology Maps | hydrogeology map]] resource page]]
  
  

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