Thursday, September 27, 2012

Algeria part 2 - Sahara in Algeria

At the heart of the Algerian Sahara - Sahara in Algeria (France 24 report)
The focus of the day: Foreign tourists in the heart of the Algerian Sahara. News review of 1000 kilometers south of Algiers. (Report: A. Tazir)
Algerian Sahara
Great Eastern Erg located mostly in the lowlands of the Sahara in the north-eastern Algeria. Great Eastern Erg covers an area about 600 kilometers wide and 200 kilometers from north to south!
In Arabic, the word "Erg" mean huge tracts of sand in North Africa. For these majestic sand masses are characterized by dunes and dunes. In the sands of the Sahara can be seen almost no vegetation. Great Eastern Erg is considered the most enormous sandy desert. Its area is more than 100,000 square kilometers!
In general, most of the sand is located in Algeria, but it was a small piece of territory Erg is in Tunisia. Dunes mostly pale yellow and quite long. In the Great Eastern Erg rather sharp ridge line, the lines formed by the predominant wind direction. At the height of some dunes reach 300 feet!
Visit the Great Eastern Erg possible most by car - all over Algeria laid fairly good road. Can be reached by local airlines to the airport Hassi Messaoud, well, you can just take a hike and enjoy the Camel ride on the Great Erg.
By the way, in Hassi Messaoud oil produced, so the city is located directly within the Erg! People who have visited these amazing places - in the Sahara - describe the endless sandy sea. It's an endless sea of ​​sand as it calms and purifies the soul.
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