Wednesday, June 27, 2012

On June 27

On this day in ...
... 1977 (35 years ago today), the Republic of Djibouti won independence from France, which since the early 19th century had held the territory, located in the Horn of Africa, as a colony known initially as French Somaliland and later as the French Territory of the Afars and Issas. Today this coastal desert state (flag at right), slightly smaller than the U.S. state of Massachusetts, has a population of more than three-quarters of a million persons.

(Prior June 27 posts are here, here, here, here, and here.)

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