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Limestone chimneys in Djibouti
Limestone chimneys in Djibouti

Limestone chimneys

Lake Abbe is known for its limestone chimneys, which reach heights of 50 m (160 ft) and from which steam spews forth. These carbonate chimneys are formed by the mixing of lake water and a deeper geothermal fluid. Flamingos can also be found on the waters.
Photo by Eva Mtalii

DJIBOUTI

Africa

DJIBOUTI

Africa

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Capital: Djibouti

Location: Eastern Africa, bordering the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea, between Eritrea and Somalia

Government: Republic of Djibouti

Currency: Djiboutian francs (DJF)

Area: 23,200 sq km

Population: 938,413 (July 2021 est.)

Languages: French (official), Arabic (official), Somali, Afar

Religion: Sunni Muslim 94% (nearly all Djiboutians), Christian 6% (mainly foreign-born residents)

TimeZone: UTC+3

Tel Code: +253

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