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Saharan Atlas

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointDjebel Chélia (2326 m/7631 ft)
CountriesAlgeria (69%), Tunisia (22%), Morocco (10%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area246,674 sq km / 95,241 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent485 km / 302 mi North-South
1,343 km / 834 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long34° 1' N; 3° 57' E
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Map of Saharan Atlas
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Note: Range borders shown on map are an approximation and are not authoritative.
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Saharan Atlas.
Atlas MountainsLevel 2 (Parent)
         Northwestern AtlasLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Maritime AtlasLevel 3 (Sibling)
         High AtlasLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Saharan AtlasLevel 3
         Anti-AtlasLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Saharan Atlas

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Djebel Chélia23267631 
2.Djebel Mahmel23217615 
3.Djebel Aïssa22367336 
4.Djebel Aroussine16815515 
5.Jebel Chambi15445066 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Saharan Atlas

Jebel Chambi
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Jebel Chambi, Tunisia, from the false summit towards the true summit and its antennas (2012-04-09). Photo by Lars Holme.
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