Lake Assal is the lowest point on which continent?
Answer: The correct answer is Africa.
Sitting approximately 500 feet below sea level, Lake Assal is a saline lake located inside a volcanic crater in the East African country of Djibouti. The site is remarkable for a number of reasons. It is the lowest point on the African continent and also one of the lowest points on Earth’s surface, after the Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea. Lake Assal is also one of the saltiest bodies of water on the planet — its waters are about 10 times saltier than seawater, and they make up the biggest salt reserve on the planet. It’s also located in one of the hottest places on Earth — peak temperatures reach 131 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. That heat leads to the evaporation of the salty waters, creating naturally colorful salt pans around the lake.