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Tassili n'Ajjer
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Tassili n’Ajjer National Park NASA Landsat 7 (2000).jpg
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Location Algeria
Includes Tassili National Park, La Vallée d'Iherir Ramsar Wetland
Criteria Cultural and Natural: (i), (iii), (vii), (viii)
Inscription 1982 (6th Session)
Area 7,200,000 ha (28,000 sq mi)
IUCN Category II (National Park)
Location Tamanrasset Province, Algeria
Established 1972
Official name: La Vallée d'Iherir
Designated: 2 February 2001
Reference #: 1057

Tassili n'Ajjer is a mountain range in the Algerian part of the Sahara Desert. The name means "Plateau of the Rivers". It 72,000 km2. large. The range is mostly made of sandstone.

It is known for the prehistoric rock art. The art has herds of cattle, large wild animals including crocodiles, and human activities such as hunting and dancing.

The nearest town is Djanet. It is about 10 km southwest of the range.

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