Belezma National Park

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Belezma National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Entree Parc du Belezma.JPG
Location Batna Province, Algeria (Aurès)
Nearest city Batna
Coordinates 35°35′N6°02′E / 35.583°N 6.033°E / 35.583; 6.033 Coordinates: 35°35′N6°02′E / 35.583°N 6.033°E / 35.583; 6.033
Area262.5 km²

The Belezma National Park(Arabic:الحظيرة الوطنية بلزمة) is one of the most important national parks of Algeria. It is located in Batna Province on the slopes of the Belezma Range, a subrange of the Aurès Mountains. [1]



Created in 1984, it stretches over an area of 262.5 km2, the climate ranges from a cool subhumid climate to a dry semi-arid climate, it contains 447 species of flora (14% of the national total) and 309 species of fauna, of which 59 are protected species.

The main summits of the range in the park area are 2,136 m high Djebel Tichaou and the 2,178 m high Djebel Refaâ, the highest peak of the Belezma Range. [2]

The biosphere consists of rich mosaic habitats such as pastures, forests, grasslands, thickets, mountain's feet, rivers and mines. The biosphere reserve also includes several historical sites, caves and tombs, which represent traces of ancient civilizations. Balezma is the largest habitat of the Atlas cedar (Cedrus atlantica), a centuries-old magic tree, which is used in home crafts. [3]


View of one of the mountains of the range in the Park area. Belezma.JPG
View of one of the mountains of the range in the Park area.
Geological map of the Belezma National Park. Carte de Geologie du Parc National de Belezma.svg
Geological map of the Belezma National Park.
Zones of the Belezma National Park. Carte de zonage du Parc national de Belezma.svg
Zones of the Belezma National Park.

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  1. Belezma National Park - Travel to Algeria
  2. Atlas des parcs nationaux algériens (March 2006)
  3. "Belezma | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization". Retrieved 2020-09-07.

Park data on UNEP-WPMC at the Wayback Machine (archived September 29, 2007)