Tassili n'Ajjer

Coordinates: 25°30′N 9°0′E / 25.500°N 9.000°E / 25.500; 9.000
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Tassili n'Ajjer
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Landsat multilayer image of Tassili n'Ajjer
IncludesTassili National Park, La Vallée d'Iherir Ramsar Wetland
CriteriaCultural and Natural: (i), (iii), (vii), (viii)
Inscription1982 (6th Session)
Area7,200,000 ha (28,000 sq mi)
Coordinates25°30′N 9°0′E / 25.500°N 9.000°E / 25.500; 9.000
IUCN category II (national park)
LocationTamanrasset Province, Algeria
Official nameLa Vallée d'Iherir
Designated2 February 2001
Reference no.1057[1]
Tassili n'Ajjer is located in Algeria
Tassili n'Ajjer
Location of Tassili n'Ajjer in Algeria

Tassili n'Ajjer is a mountain range in the Algerian part of the Sahara Desert. The name means "Plateau of the Rivers". It 72,000 km2. large. The range is mostly made of sandstone.

It is known for the prehistoric rock art. The art has herds of cattle, large wild animals including crocodiles, and human activities such as hunting and dancing.

The nearest town is Djanet. It is about 10 km southwest of the range.

References[change | change source]

  1. "La Vallée d'Iherir". Ramsar Sites Information Service. Retrieved 25 April 2018.