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Part of the Ethiopian Highlands in Northern Ethiopia

10.3N 39.9E

March 26th, 2010 Category: Mountains

Ethiopia - February 19th, 2010

Ethiopia - February 19th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows part of the Ethiopian Highlands, a rugged mass of mountains in Ethiopia, Eritrea (which is sometimes referred to as the Eritrean Highlands), and northern Somalia in the Horn of Africa.

The Ethiopian Highlands form the largest continuous area of its altitude in the whole continent, with little of its surface falling below 1500 m (5000 ft), while the summits reach heights of up to 4550 m (15,000 ft). It is sometimes called the Roof of Africa for its height and large area.