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Côte française des Somalis
French Somali Coast
Colony (1896-1946)
Overseas territory (1946-1967)

 

 

1896–1967

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Location of French Somaliland in 1908
Capital Djibouti
Language(s) French, Arabic
Religion Islam, Christianity
Government Dependent territory
Governor
 - 1896-1899 Léonce Lagarde
 - 1966-1967 Louis Saget
Historical era New Imperialism
 - Established May 20, 1896
 - Italian invasion June 18, 1940
 - British occupation December 28, 1942
 - Status changed to overseas territory October 27, 1946
 - Renamed July 5, 1967
Area
 - 1963 23,200 km2 (8,958 sq mi)
Population
 - 1963 est. 100,000 
     Density 4.3 /km2  (11.2 /sq mi)
Currency French franc
(1896-1949)
Djiboutian franc
(1949-1967)

French Somaliland (French: Côte française des Somalis) was a French colony in the Horn of Africa. Established after the French signed various treaties between 1883 and 1887 with the then ruling Somali Sultans,[1] it lasted from 1896[2] until 1967, when it was renamed the French Territory of the Afars and the Issas. French Somaliland occupied the territory of present-day Djibouti.

See also

References

  1. ^ Hugh Chisholm (ed.), The encyclopædia britannica: a dictionary of arts, sciences, literature and general information, Volume 25, (At the University press: 1911), p.383.
  2. ^ Worldstatesmen.org
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Proper noun

Singular
French Somaliland

Plural
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French Somaliland

  1. A former country colony of France in Africa, now called Djibouti.

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