The map above is that of Ethiopia, a country located in Eastern Africa.
A profile from the U.S. Library of Congress notes that Ethiopia’s topography, or landform features, includes a very high plateau in the central part of the country. This separates the highlands (the green part of the map) and the lowlands (the sand-like part), the latter being more prominent in the eastern portions of the country.
In northern Ethiopia lies the country’s highest point, the Ras Dashen. It is 4,620 meters high. In the east, there’s the Danakil Depression, one of the hottest places in the world despite being 115 meters below sea level. The Depression is located within the Great Rift Valley, which passes through several African nations.
Planning to visit Ethiopia soon? Know more about their famous spots and history through these books:
- Ethiopia in Theory: Revolution and Knowledge Production, 1964-2016 (Historical Materialism)
- Ethiopia (Bradt Travel Guide)
- Ethiopia – Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
- Ethiopia: Recipes and Traditions from the Horn of Africa
- Addis Ababa Noir (Akashic Noir)
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