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The Aures
Mountains (Berber languages: ⵉⴷⵓⵔⴰⵔ ⵏ ⴰⵡⵔⴰⵙ, Latin: Aurasium,[1] Arabic: جبال الأوراس‎) are an eastern prolongation of the Atlas Mountain System that lies to the east of the Saharan Atlas
Saharan Atlas
in northeastern Algeria. The mountain range gives its name to the mountainous natural and historical region of the Aures.


1 Geography 2 History 3 Population 4 Features 5 See also 6 References 7 External links

Geography[edit] The Aures
mountains are the eastern continuation of the Saharan Atlas. They are located at a lower elevation than the High Atlas
High Atlas
mountains of Morocco. The highest peak in the Aures
range is Djebel Chélia
Djebel Chélia
in Khenchela Province, which sits at 2,328 metres (7,638 ft). The Belezma Range
Belezma Range
is a northwestern prolongation of the Aures Mountains located where the Tell Atlas
Tell Atlas
and the Saharan Atlas
Saharan Atlas
come together. Its main summits are 2,178 m (7,145 ft) high Djebel Refaâ and 2,136 m (7,007 ft) high Djebel Tichaou.[2] History[edit] Historically, the Aures
served as a refuge and bulwark for the Berber tribes, forming a base of resistance against the Romans, Vandals, Byzantine, and Arabs
along the centuries.[3] The mountain area was also a district of French Algeria
that existed during and after the Algerian War of Independence
Algerian War of Independence
from 1954 to 1962. It was in this region that the Algerian War of Independence
Algerian War of Independence
was started by Berber freedom fighters. The rugged terrain of the Aures makes it still one of the least developed areas in the Maghreb. Population[edit] In eastern Algeria, the Aures
is a large Berber-speaking region, home of the Chaoui people. The Chaoui eastern Berber population practices traditional transhumance, farming fixed stone terraces in the mountains where they grow sorghum, as well as other grains and vegetables. Seasonally they move their cattle to relatively warm areas in the lowland valleys where they pitch tents or live in other temporary structures and tend livestock through the winter.[4] Features[edit]

Location of the Aures
region in Algeria

View of one of the mountains of the Belezma Range, a western subrange of the Aures

Landscape of southern area of the range

See also[edit]

Geography of Algeria Aures


^ Procopius: Vandalic war (Book 3-4) ^ Belezma National Park - Travel to Algeria ^ Conant, Jonathan (2012). Staying Roman : conquest and identity in Africa and the Mediterranean, 439-700. Cambridge New York: Cambridge University Press. p. 280 -281. ISBN 0521196973.  ^ La vie économique du Chaouia de l'Aures

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to Aures

Les Aurès - Algérie (French). Includes many photos of the region.

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Mountains of Algeria

Tell Atlas

Blidean Atlas Babor Mountains Beni-Chougrane Bibans Mount Chenoua Numidian Range Dahra Range Djurdjura Edough Kroumirie Ouarsenis Medjerda Mountains Murdjajo Constantine Mountains Saïda Mountains Tlemcen Mountains Titteri Tessala Range Trara Yemma Gouraya

Saharan Atlas

Amour Range Aurès Mountains Belezma Range Hodna Mountains Ksour Range Ouled Naïl Range Nememcha Range Zab Mountains

Saharan massifs

Ougarta Range Ahaggar Mountains Teffedest Mountains Tassili n'Ajjer Tadrart Rouge Adrar des Ifoghas


Achaoun Anneb Djebel Antar Djebel Azao Djebel Chélia Djebel Grouz Djebel Guetiane Djebel Tsili Koudiat Béni Arif Koudiat Sidi Abdelkader Lalla Khedidja Maouna Mount Babor Mount Bissa Mount Issa Mount Tahat Mount Tamgout Mount Zaccar Pic des Singes Taourirt Tan Afella Thaletat

Geography of Algeria List of mountains in Algeria Atlas Mountains Hautes Plaines Kem Kem

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