Thursday, January 21, 2016

DJIBOUTI

...First new country in 2016 ツ!! A beautiful large size postcard coming from Africa...as most people I've never heard of this tiny African country, although according to Karolin it is a fantastic place...a cheetah refuge...stunning salt lakes...lowest point on earth (on land) and the possibility to swim with whale sharks...one more little paradise discovered thanks to my postcard collecting ✹ Thanks a million Karolin!!


Djibouti  officially the Republic of Djibouti, is a country located in the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea in the north, Ethiopia in the west and south, and Somalia in the southeast. The remainder of the border is formed by the Red Sea and the Gulf of Aden at the east. On the other side of the Red Sea, on the Arabian Peninsula, 20 kilometres (12 mi) from the coast of Djibouti, is Yemen. The capital of Djibouti is the city of Djibouti.

It is a mostly French- and Arabic-speaking country of dry shrublands, volcanic formations and Red Sea beaches. It's home to one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world, the low-lying Lake Assal, in the Danakil Desert. The nomadic Afar people have settlements along Lake Abbe, a body of saltwater featuring chimney like mineral formations.

Stamp:

Dancers
(Issued 28-04-2000)

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