Obock Region

region of Djibouti

The Obock Region is a region in northern Djibouti. The administrative centre is Obock. Other towns are: Khôr ‘Angar, Alaili Dadda`, and Medeho.

Obock Region

Rakaakay Obock
Gobolka Obock
إقليم أوبوك
Obock Region landscape.jpg
Djibouti - Obock.svg
Coordinates: 11°58′N 43°18′E / 11.967°N 43.300°E / 11.967; 43.300Coordinates: 11°58′N 43°18′E / 11.967°N 43.300°E / 11.967; 43.300
Country Djibouti
Administrative centreObock
 • Total4,700 km2 (1,800 sq mi)
 • Total44,678[1]
ISO 3166 codeDJ-OB

It is bordered by Eritrea to the north, the Tadjourah Region to the southwest, and the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden to the east.[2] There are several salt-lakes on the road to Tadjoura.[3]


  1. "Djibouti Population". presidence.dj. Retrieved 2 February 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. Google. "Obock Region" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 6 November 2016. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. Rimbaud, Arthur (18 December 2007). I Promise to Be Good: The Letters of Arthur Rimbaud. Random House Publishing Group. p. 252. ISBN 978-0-307-43125-7.