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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 flagAfrica

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

    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)


    Tel Code:+253

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