3 of the Flattest Places in the World

Maldives. Photo by Ishan @seefromthesky on Unsplash

The Earth may be round, but these places will make you believe it may as well be flat. Keep reading to discover some of the flattest places in the world. They will definitely mess with your mind!

Salar de Uyuni

The largest salt flat in the world is located in Bolivia and it’s really big, approximately the size of Jamaica! The thick salt covers it completely so the horizon looks mesmerizing. Below all that salt is the world’s largest lithium reserve, which is the stuff your phone and laptop batteries are made of.

Danakil Desert

The locals call it the “Gateway to Hell” and it’s not difficult to guess why. The temperatures in the Ethiopian Danakil Desert often go over 50°C (122°F), which makes it the hottest place on Earth, in addition to being one of the flattest. As if that’s not enough, the place is known for hostile tribes, earthquakes, volcanoes, and geysers.

The Maldives

The flattest country on Earth, the Maldives, is a paradise in many people’s opinion. The island chain (consisting of 1,192 coral islands!) only rises up to 1.5m above sea level, but the bad news is that the rising sea level is a threat to its existence.