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Hills and Sand Dunes in Algeria’s Béchar Province

May 31st, 2010 Category: Lakes, Mountains

Algeria - April 14th, 2010

Algeria - April 14th, 2010

These brown areas of hills are located in the southernmost part of Béchar, a province (wilaya) in Algeria, named after its capital Béchar. Despite the aridity of most of the area, a lake is visiable near the right edge.

The orange colored sand dunes reaching the base of the hills in the upper right quadrant are the southwesternmost edge of the Grand Erg Occidental (Great Western Sand Sea), the second largest erg in northern Algeria.

Sand Dunes, Mountains and Reservoirs in Western Algeria

31.6N 2.1W

October 9th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Algeria - September 29th, 2009

Algeria - September 29th, 2009

This image of western Algeria is divided in half by a long, curving mountain range. These mountains, running from north to south through the center, reach heights of over 1400 meters to the north and gradually decrease to 800 meters to the south.

To the east of the mountains lies an expanse of sand dunes, some of which reach heights of 600 meters.

To the west lies an artificial reservoir by the town of Djorf Torba. East of the reservoir is the city of Béchar, the capital of Béchar Province, appearing here as a grey area at the foot of the mountains.