11 September 2016

Sunday Stamps II - 91

1969, Territoire Francais des Afar et Issas (Djibouti)

Between 1967 and 1977 what is now known as Djibouti was called The French Territory of Afars and Issas. It lies on the Gulf of Aden near the gateway to the Suez Canal and borders Eritrea, Ethiopia and Somalia. The Mosque was built in 1906 by Hadji Hamoudi, an Arab businessman, and can hold up to 1,000 worshipers. It is considered one of the most iconic structures of Djibouti City.

for worshipful places


  1. The name of the Territories of Afars and Issas always makes it sounds like a mysterious place.

  2. I rarely see the country Djibouti in my hopping around postcards blogs. This is a prompt for me to read up about this country.

  3. I agree with Joy - sounds mysterious and romantic.

  4. I must confess that I had never heard of Afars and Issas. This is the first mosque I've seen on a stamp.