Afar Region

Afar Region

Overview

The Afar Regional State covers the northeastern part of Ethiopia and is one of the country’s nine regional states. The Afar region is the homeland of the Afar people and is perhaps best known as the archaeological site where fossil specimens of the very earliest hominins were discovered. As a result, the area is believed by some paleontologists to be the cradle of the evolution of humans. In the north of the region, the Afar depression consists of a remarkable landscape predominantly made up of desert scrubland with stunning salty lakes and long chains of both active and dormant volcanoes. The southern part of the region consists of the valley of the Awash River, which empties into a string of lovely lakes along the Ethiopian-Djibouti border. Other notable landmarks include the Awash and Yangudi Rassa National Parks.

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