The Lake Abbe is a salt lake, lying on the Ethiopia-Djibouti border and is known for its limestone chimneys, which reach heights of up to 50 metres. As the magmatic activity suggets, Lake Abbe is surrounded by a number of rift volcanoes. The Largest is the Dama Ali, which is found northwest of the lake and is still active.
French Somaliland 1965, Lake Abbe.
On 27 June 1977, Djibouti gained independence from France. At that time, it was the last of France’s colonies in Africa. The country changed its name to Djibouti, after its biggest city, and it became known as the Republic of Djibouti.
French Territory of the Afars and the Issas 1974, Lake Abbe.
French Territory of the Afars and the Issas was the name given to present-day Djibouti between 1967 and 1977, while it was still a colony of France.
Djibouti 1984, Lake Abbe.
The stamp was issued in the series "Landscapes".