Tlemcen National Park

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Tlemcen National Park
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A Ruin of Mansoura
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Location Tlemcen Province, Algeria
Nearest city Tlemcen
Coordinates 34°53′N1°18′W / 34.883°N 1.300°W / 34.883; -1.300
Area82.25 km2
Established1993 [1]
Tlemcen National Park

The Tlemcen National Park(Arabic:الحديقة الوطنية تلمسان) is one of the more recent national parks of Algeria. It is located in Tlemcen Province, named after Tlemcen, a city near this park. The park includes the forests of Ifri, Zariffet, and Aïn Fezza, the waterfalls and cliffs of El Awrit, and many archeological sites and the ruins of Mansoura, the ancient city on whose ruins Tlemcen was built, as well the Mosque of Sidi Boumediene, the patron saint of Tlemcen.

It is home to more than 141 species of animals, including 100 species of various birds, 16 species of mammals, 18 species of reptiles and 7 species of amphibians. [2]

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References

  1. Mikhail, Alan (10 January 2013). Water on Sand: Environmental Histories of the Middle East and North Africa. OUP USA. p. 171. ISBN   978-0-19-976866-0.
  2. "Tlemcen National Park, Terni Ben Hadiel". Algeria.com. Retrieved 2021-02-17.