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Obock Town



Obock Town is placed in the Obock region within the country of Djibouti. The capital of the Obock region is the Obock Town at Djibouti. Another important town near the Obock region is that of Khor Angar. The district of Obock shares its borders with those of the Eritrea in the northern parts and of the Red Sea, Gulf of Aden and Bab el Mandeb over its eastern and southeastern frontiers. The region of Tadjourah is placed on the southwestern regions of the Obock Town in Djibouti.

A number of mines have been discovered in Obock Town of Djibouti among the palm groves that are mostly left untended now. Mining work is going in the rural roads over the northern parts of Tadjourah. A contingent of thirty Djibouti military deminers were trained by the French army in the Obock Town. In the district of Obock, in the November of 1998, those deminers who were newly trained started a limited demining exercise.

The District hospital at Obock was completely destroyed during civil war of 1991-1994 since it was closest to the areas having the greatest land-mine threat. The latitude and longitude of the Obock Town are 11º 57' 47 N and 43º 17' 26 E, respectively with the altitude measuring zero feet.



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