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Djibouti Elevation Map

Located at the Horn of Africa, Djibouti is a country with a diverse range of landscapes.


Most of Djibouti is dominated by a vast desert plain with typical desert features like sand dunes, wadis, and rocky outcrops.


The country also has several mountain ranges, valleys, and volcanic fields that impact its topography.

Due to its unique location and topography, Djibouti's climate is also very variable, with hot and arid conditions prevailing across the landscape.

Highest point

The highest point in Djibouti is Moussa Ali located in the Goda Mountains, which is a shield volcano and which peaks at an altitude of 2,028m or 6,654ft above sea level.

Lowest point

At 155m or 508ft below sea level, Lake Assal is the lowest point in Djibouti, and the third lowest point in the world after the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. Surrounded by the Qabri Bahar and Ardoukoba volcanic ranges, Lake Assal is also one of the saltiest bodies of water in the world.

Similar landscape

Djibouti's topography has many similarities with its neighbours Eritrea and Somalia. The Red Sea Rift which runs through the region and affects all three countries’ landscapes, has created many mountain ranges and valleys that dominate the area.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in Djibouti and their elevation above sea level.