Gouraya National Park Algeria


The national park of Gouraya (Arabic: الحديقة الوطنية قورايا‎) is one of the coastal national parks of Algeria. It is located in Béjaïa Province, near the shrine of Sidi Touati.

The park is north-east of Béjaïa, close to the city.The park includes the 660 meter (2.165 feet) high mountain of Gouraya, from which the park got its name, in addition to many beaches and cliffs, which make the park a swimming destination for many Algerians.

It is a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve, with a varied flora and fauna, including Barbary Macaques and jackals who live in the forests in this park.The Barbary Macaque is a primate with a very restricted range in portions of northwestern North Africa and disjunctively in Gibraltar.

Algeria (Arabic: الجزائر‎ al-Jazā’ir; Berber: Dzayer), officially People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria, is a sovereign state in North Africa on the Mediterranean coast. Its capital and most populous city is Algiers, located in the country’s far north. 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 and the Arab world.Algeria is bordered to the northeast by Tunisia, to the east by Libya, to the west by Morocco, to the southwest by Western Sahara, 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. Abdelaziz Bouteflika has been President since 1999.


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