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Coordinates: 25°56′34″N8°43′41″E / 25.94278°N 8.72806°E / 25.94278; 8.72806 Coordinates: 25°56′34″N8°43′41″E / 25.94278°N 8.72806°E / 25.94278; 8.72806
Country Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Province Illizi
District Illizi
Time zone CET (UTC+01)

Tihoubar or Aïne Tihoubar is a settlement and hot spring of 45 degrees Celsius in the Sahara Desert of eastern Algeria, Illizi Province. [1] It is located roughly 300 kilometres (190 mi) by air northeast of Tamanrasset, and about 175 kilometres (109 mi) northwest of Ghat, Libya. It lies in a valley, and the spring is said to bubble "amongst the undergrowth at the foot of a palm tree." [2]

Algeria country in North Africa

Algeria, officially the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a country in the Maghreb region of North Africa. The capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast. With an area of 2,381,741 square kilometres (919,595 sq mi), Algeria is the tenth-largest country in the world, and the largest in Africa. Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by the Western Saharan territory, Mauritania, and Mali, to the southeast by Niger, and to the north by the Mediterranean Sea. The country is a semi-presidential republic consisting of 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties). It has the highest Human development index of all non-island African countries.

Illizi Province Province in Algeria

Illizi is a province (wilaya) in the south-eastern corner of Algeria named after its eponymous seat. It borders Ouargla Province to the north, Tunisia to the extreme northeast, Libya to the east, Niger to the southeast and Tamanrasset Province to the south and west. As of the 2008 census, the province had a population of 52,333 and an annual growth rate of 4.5%.

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