Wednesday, 20 January 2016

DJIBOUTI - Djibouti République de Djibouti / Gabuutih Ummuuno / Jamhuuriyadda Jabuuti

Officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. Djibouti occupies a total area of just 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi).
Djibouti is strategically located near the world's busiest shipping lanes, controlling access to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean. It serves as a key refueling and transshipment center, and is the principal maritime port for imports to and exports from neighboring Ethiopia. A burgeoning commercial hub, the nation is the site of various foreign military bases, including Camp Lemonnier. The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) regional body also has its headquarters in Djibouti City.

My first registered airmail covers from Djibouti with my favourite full blue UPU barcode label. The covers posted on November 01, 2016 and I received them in my hands on November 22, 2016. Thank You Dear staff for the beautiful covers.

It was a surprise when I receive these two covers from Djibouti with perfect postmarks. I waited more than 6 months to get back these covers as postmarked. The letter posted on January 12, 2016 and I received on 20 January 2016. I had affixed enough value for Registered mail, but came as normal only. Seems the registration fee must paid as cash. Djibouti is a very rare country among philatelists.

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