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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.

Tell Atlas Range Along Coast of Morocco and Algeria – July 21st, 2011

34.1N 1.2E

July 21st, 2011 Category: Deserts, Image of the day, Mountains

Algeria, Morocco and Spain - July 14th, 2011

The Strait of Gibraltar can be seen at the left edge of this image, separating Spain (above) from Morocco (below). Following the Mediterranean coast to the east, one comes to Algeria.

The coastal area of Morocco and Algeria shows the mountains of the Tell Atlas range, while the terrain further inland is covered by the Sahara Desert. The Tell Atlas is a mountain chain over 1,500 kilometers in length, belonging to the Atlas mountain ranges in North Africa, stretching from Morocco, through Algeria to Tunisia.

The Tell Atlas parallels the Mediterranean coast; 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.

Tell Atlas Mountains Paralleling Mediterranean Coast of Algeria

36.1N 1.3E

October 19th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

Algeria - September 29th, 2009

Algeria - September 29th, 2009

The Tell Atlas is a mountain chain over 1,500 kilometers in length that parallels the Mediterranean coast in North Africa. The chain belongs to the Atlas mountain ranges, stretching from Morocco, through Algeria to Tunisia. Here, the ranging can be seen running through Algeria.

The Tell Atlas enjoys a typical Mediterranean climate (warm, dry summers and mild, rainy winters with snow at upper elevations). As a consequence, the northern slopes of the Tell Atlas are forested with cedar, pine, and cork oak. Some of this vegetation appears as green areas on the right side of the image.

In the summer a hot, dry wind, the Sirocco, blows north from the Sahara across the Tell Atlas, causing dusty, dry conditions along the northern coast of Africa. Despite the arid climate, some agriculture for barley and wheat farming is found in the Tell Atlas region.

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