Afar is a region in the north-east of Ethiopia, which borders Eritrea. The new town of Semera on the paved highway from Awash to Assab has been the capital since 2007, replacing the previous capital, Asayita.

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The Danakil Depression is a desert area in the Afar region of northeastern Ethiopia, north of the Great Rift Valley that is widely known locally as the Dallol depression.

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Awash National Park is in Ethiopia. The Lower Valley of the Awash, a site where early human remains have been found, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980.

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