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Tassili n'Ajjer

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Tassili n'Ajjer
Tassili n’Ajjer National Park NASA Landsat 7 (2000).jpg
Landsat multilayer image of the Tassili n'Ajjer
UNESCO World Heritage Site
LocationAlgeria, Algeria Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates25°40′00″N 9°00′00″E / 25.6667°N 9°E / 25.6667; 9
Area120,000 km2 (1.3×1012 sq ft)
  • Tassili n'Ajjer Cultural Park Edit this on Wikidata
CriteriaCultural and Natural: (i), (iii), (vii), (viii) Edit this on Wikidata
Inscription1982 (6th Session)
Tassili n'Ajjer is located in Algeria
Tassili n'Ajjer
Location of Tassili n'Ajjer

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.