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Border Region of Ethiopia and Somalia

7.2N 45.5E

December 17th, 2011 Category: Snapshots

Somalia - December 11th, 2011

This image focuses on the border area of Ethiopia, with a surface area of 435,071 square miles (1,126,829 km2), and Somalia, 637,657 square kilometers (246,201 sq mi) of which constitutes land, with 10,320 square kilometers (3,980 sq mi) of water.

The major portion of Ethiopia and Somalia lie on the Horn of Africa. Within Ethiopia is a vast highland complex of mountains and dissected plateaus divided by the Great Rift Valley, which runs generally southwest to northeast and is surrounded by lowlands, steppes, or semi-desert. Somalia’s terrain consists mainly of plateaus, plains and highlands.

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