Ethiopia's geographical position partly on the Ethiopian Highland Plateau, partly on the lowlands results in a great variety of different landscapes and biotopes. Most of the country lies on the fertile tableland, between 2000 m and 4500 m altitude, which offers a mild climate and enough rainfalls and is used for agriculture and livestock rearing. The Great African Rift Valley splits the Ethiopian Highland Plateau from north to south, which drops off on all sides to hot and dry lowlands. Here you can find dry bush lands and semi-arid vegetation. The Danakil Depression in the north east of the country is one of the hottest places on earth.