Afar is a region in the north-east of , which borders . The new town of Semera on the paved highway from Awash to Assab has been the capital since 2007, replacing the previous capital, Asayita.

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The is a desert area in the region of northeastern , north of the Great Rift Valley that is widely known locally as the Dallol depression.


is in . The Lower Valley of the Awash, a site where some of the earliest human remains have been found, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1980.


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Amharic:  Āfar Kilil English:  Afar Regional State English:  The State of Afar English:  Āfar

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