Coinage of French Somaliland / French Afars and Issas / Djibouti

Started by <k>, June 15, 2020, 12:21:33 AM

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Figleaf

Good point. Would you go on board a crew-less dhow to go on shore, though? ;D

More serious, what was the Djibouti port like? Just another port? A dark, evil place infested with peg-leg pirates with eye patches? Something in-between? Is that steamer gone now? I presume the dhows still scoot around...

Peter
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

pk72

A modern port which is the life line for Ethiopia and Eritrea. Gained importance after inaccessibility of Aden (which is not far) due conflict . The modern half of the port is owned by Chinese. The city itself is not very big.
Dhows are generally seen near Somalia, Oman and Makran coast of Pakistan.