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Hoggar Mountains
Arabic: 'al-huwqār



Hoggar mountains, Algeria. Photo: .
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Hoggar mountains, Algeria. Photo: .
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Hoggar mountains, Algeria. Photo: .
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Hoggar mountains, Algeria. Photo: Bernard and Catherine Desjeux/Corbis.
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Hoggar mountains, Algeria. Photo: Bernard and Catherine Desjeux/Corbis.

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Turareg festival near Djanet in the Hoggar mountains, Algeria. Photo: magharebia.

Mountainous plateau region in southern Algeria and the Sahara Desert.
The highest peak, Tahat Mountain, is 3,003 metres high, and may have snow at any time of the year. The landscape is rocky and arid, with only occasional vegetation. A couple of seasonal rivers cut through the landscape, and give room for a few settlements, among which there is only one town, Tamanrasset.
Cave paintings have been found in the Hoggars, depicting a nature housing animals wildlife now found only in more southern and fertile parts of Africa.




By Tore Kjeilen