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Mzab Limestone Plateau in Central Algeria

29.0N 2.0E

April 30th, 2010 Category: Rivers

Algeria - February 20th, 2010

Algeria - February 20th, 2010

This orthorectified image shows the M’zab (or Mzab), a region of the northern Sahara, in the Ghardaïa wilaya (“province”) of Algeria, around 500 km south of Algiers.

The Mzab is a limestone plateau, centred around the river valley Wad Mzab (Oued Mzab). The river appears as a light grey line, whereas the surrounding valley is dark grey. The limestone plateau is visible at the valley’s edges.

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