Sahara Desert Ranges

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointEmi Koussi (3445 m/11,302 ft)
CountriesAlgeria (19%), Libya (15%), Sudan (15%), Niger (11%), Chad (11%), Mauritania (10%), Egypt (9%), Mali (7%), Morocco (3%), Tunisia (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area10,586,238 sq km / 4,087,350 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent2,810 km / 1,746 mi North-South
5,672 km / 3,525 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long21° 27' N; 10° 19' E
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Map of Sahara Desert Ranges
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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 Sahara Desert Ranges.
AfricaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Atlas MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Sahara Desert RangesLevel 2
                 Western Sahara DesertLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central Sahara DesertLevel 3 (Child)
                 TibestiLevel 3 (Child)
                 Libyan DesertLevel 3 (Child)
                 Eastern DesertLevel 3 (Child)
         West Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Ethiopian HighlandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         East Africa MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Southern AfricaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Mid-Atlantic IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Indian Ocean IslandsLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Sahara Desert Ranges

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Emi Koussi344511,302Tibesti
2.Pic Toussidé331510,876Tibesti
3.Ehi Timi Ouli30409974Tibesti
4.Tarso Ahon30409974Tibesti
5.Jabal Marrah30129882Libyan Desert
6.Peak 301130119879Libyan Desert
7.Peak 298229829783Libyan Desert
8.Kegueur Tegi29609711Tibesti
9.Tarso Emissi29209580Tibesti
10.Tarso Tieroko29109547Tibesti
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Emi Koussi344511,302Tibesti
2.Jabal Marrah30129882Libyan Desert
3.Tahat29089541Central Sahara Desert
4.Jebel Erba22177274Eastern Desert
5.Kdeyyat ej Joul9153002Western Sahara Desert

Photos of Peaks in the Sahara Desert Ranges

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Tahat, normal route goes up from the left side (2023-02-12). Photo by Lars Holme.
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