The lowest point in Africa is Lake Assal, which is 512 feet below sea level. This saline lake located in Djibouti is the third-lowest land depression in the world, following the Dead Sea and the Sea of Galilee.Know More
Lake Assal is 12 miles long and 4 miles wide. It has an average depth of 24 feet and a maximum depth of over 130 feet.
Because no water flows out of Lake Assal and there is a high evaporation level, it has a salinity level that is 10 times higher than that of the ocean. It is the second-most saline body of water in the world, following Don Juan Pond.Learn more about Africa
The lowest point in North America is Death Valley, which is located at 282 feet below sea level. Death Valley is located in eastern California and is part of Death Valley National Park.Full Answer >
While many assume that Africa as mainly desert, it is a diverse continent that sees a fair amount of snowfall away from the countries near the equator. Snowfall in Africa is rare, occurring in mountainous regions and in isolated incidences.Full Answer >
Africa is called a "plateau continent" because much of the land is raised well above sea level, dropping off sharply near the coastline. Additionally, Africa's continental shelf drops off precipitously, providing deep harbors but limiting offshore resource exploitation.Full Answer >
Some of the major landforms in Africa include the Kaapvaal craton and Cape Floral in South Africa, Atlas Mountains, Ethiopian Highlands, Mount Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya, Sahara Desert, Congo River Basin, Nile River System and the Great Rift Valley. Africa is the second largest continent, in terms of size and population.Full Answer >