Dallol

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Dallol is an abandoned city in the Dallol woreda of northern Ethiopia. Located in Administrative Zone 2 of the Afar Region in the Afar Depression.

Dallol currently holds the official record for record high average temperature for an inhabited location on Earth, where an average annual temperature of 35°C (95°F) was recorded between the years 1960 and 1966. Dallol is also one of the most remote places on Earth, although paved roads to the village of Hamedela, which is close, are being built. Still, the most important mode of transport besides jeeps are the camel caravans which travel to the area to collect salt.

Dallol is surrounded by boiling hot springs from which minerals come out and give a variety of colors (yellow, orange, green) to the ground.

This article uses material from the Wikipedia article "Dallol,_Ethiopia", which is released under the CC-BY-SA-3.0 License

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