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Afdera is one of the 29 woredas in the Afar Region of Ethiopia. It is named after the saline Lake Afdera located in the southern part of the Afar Depression. Lake Afrera (also transliterated as Lake Afdera) is a hypersaline lake in northern Ethiopia. Located in Administrative Zone 2 of the Afar Region, it is one of the lakes of the Afar Depression. According to its entry in Lake net, it has a surface area of 100 km2(39 sq mi),although another source states the area is 12,500 hectares. An unconfirmed report gives its depth as 160 m (525 ft); the lake is fed by underground streams.

It is also known as Lake Giulietti, the name Raimondo Frenchetti bequeathed it, after the Italian explorer Giuseppe Maria Giulietti who was slain by Afars southwest of the lake. Another name for this body of water is Lake Egogi (or Egogi Bad), which is the name L.M. Nesbitt's Afar guide gave it when the British explorer became the first European to see it in 1928.

The single island in Lake Afdrera, Franchetti Island (also known as "Deset"), located in the southern part of the lake, is considered the lowest-lying island in the world.

Unlike other saline lakes in Ethiopia (e.g., Lakes Abijatta, shala, and chitu), the pH of Lake Afrera is low and in the acidic range. Although little studied, a few species of fish are hosted by Lake Afrera, including two endemics: Danakilia frenchettii (a child) and Lebias stiassnyae (a pupfish)

Afder is found about 116 meter below sea level. You can float on Lake Afdera, without any life saving jacket or swimming device.

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