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Mountain Ranges of Algeria

33.2N 3.1E

December 24th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Mountains

Algeria - December 22nd, 2011

This shows Algeria, the largest country in Africa, the Arab world, and the Mediterranean. Most of the coastal area is hilly, sometimes even mountainous, and there are a few natural harbours. The area from the coast to the Tell Atlas is fertile. South of the Tell Atlas is a steppe landscape, which ends with the Saharan Atlas; further south, there is the Sahara desert.

The Tell Atlas merge with the Saharan Atlas in eastern Algeria. Between the two ranges lie vast plains and highlands. The vast mountain ranges of Aures and Nememcha, occupy northeastern Algeria and are delineated by the Tunisian border. The Ahaggar Mountains, also known as the Hoggar, are a highland region in central Sahara, southern Algeria.

Atlas Mountains and Chott Ech Chergui, Algeria

34.1N 0.4E

December 19th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Wetlands

Algeria - December 11th, 2011

Algeria is the largest country in Africa, the Arab world, and the Mediterranean. Its southern part includes a significant part of the Sahara. To the north, the Tell Atlas mountains run parallel to the Saharan Atlas, further south, with vast plains and highlands between them. Both Atlas tend to merge in eastern Algeria. The Atlas Mountains preserve the north from desertification.

Visible near the center left is the Chott Ech Chergui, is a large endorheic salt lake in northwestern Algeria, located in the Saharan Atlas. The lake has an area of about 2000 km² and is one of the largest lakes in Algeria. It is also designated a Ramsar wetland of international importance; the Ramsar site has an area of 8555 km².

Sediments in Gulf of Gabes and Sahara Desert Features, Tunisia

33.6N 8.3E

November 24th, 2011 Category: Deserts

Tunisia and Algeria - November 23rd, 2011

Greenish sediments can be seen in the Gulf of Gabes off the coast of Tunisia between the Kerkennah Islands and Djerba. The former (north) is an archipelago with an area of 160 km2, while the latter (south) is the largest island of North Africa, with a surface area of 514 km².

Visible to the west of the gulf, further inland, is a large tan area, known as the Chott el Djerid. It is a large, endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia and the largest salt pan of the Sahara Desert. The golden area of desert south of the Chott el Djerid is the Grand Erg Oriental, a sand dune sea stretching across Algeria to Tunisia.

Atlas Mountains Stretching Across Northern Africa

33.9N 1.5W

November 13th, 2011 Category: Mountains

Spain, Morocco, Algeria - November 8th, 2011

This image stretches from Spain (upper left), across the Strait of Gibraltar, to Morocco (lower left) and Algeria (right). The strait, which separates Europe and Africa by 14.3 km (8.9 mi) at its narrowest point, is partially obscured by clouds.

The Atlas Mountains can be seen stretching across Northern Africa, parallel to the coast. The range extends about 2,500 km (1,600 mi) through Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. The Atlas ranges separate the Mediterranean and Atlantic coastlines from the Sahara Desert.

Golden Sands of the Grand Erg Oriental, Algeria and Tunisia

31.5N 7.4E

October 17th, 2011 Category: Deserts, Salt Flats

Tunisia and Algeria - October 13th, 2011

Greenish sediments can be seen in the Gulf of Gabes off the coast of Tunisia between the Kerkennah Islands, an archipelago with an area of 160 km2, and Djerba (south of the former), the largest island of North Africa at 514 km².

The large tan area inland, west of Djerba, is the Chott el Djerid, a large endorheic salt lake in southern Tunisia. It is the largest salt pan of the Sahara Desert. Moving southward, one comes to the golden yellow expanse of the Grand Erg Oriental, a sand dune sea stretching across Algeria to Tunisia.