The worst place on the planet — TOP 12

10. Danakilskaya depression

Afar Depression in Ethiopia, better known as Danakilskaya, is one of the hottest inhabited places on Earth, with temperatures ranging from 35 degrees Celsius when it is cool, and about 60 ° C when the heat here. This is an area in the Horn of Africa, which are separated by tectonic plates, which contributes to the output of the ground waters of the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden. This is the cause of such bright colors of the landscape. It is worth noting that this is a very volcanic and radiation area. Undoubtedly, this is one of the most extraordinary places on earth.



The Afar Triangle (also called the Afar Depression) is a geological depression caused by the Afar Triple Junction, which is part of the Great Rift Valley in East Africa. The region has disclosed fossil specimens of the very earliest hominins, that is, the earliest of the human clade; and it is thought by some paleontologists to be the cradle of the evolution of humans, see Middle Awash, Hadar. The Depression overlaps the borders of Eritrea, Djibouti and the entire Afar Region of Ethiopia; and it contains the lowest point in Africa, Lake Asal, Djibouti, at 155 m (or 509 ft) below sea level.

The Awash River is the main waterflow into the region, but it runs dry during the annual dry season, and ends as a chain of saline lakes. The northern part of the Afar Depression is also known as the Danakil Depression. The lowlands are affected by heat, drought, and minimal air circulation, and contain the hottest places (year-round average temperatures) of anywhere on Earth.