The Algerian Desert is located in north-central Africa and is part of the Sahara Desert.
The desert occupies more than four-fifths of the Algerian territory. Its expansion starts from the Saharan Atlas.
In the southwestern parts, we find Tassili n’Ajjer. This area was put up on the “World Heritage List” by UNESCO in 1982. The area is known for extreme aridity and extreme heat.
Besides, cities and towns such as Ouargla, Touggourt, Beni Abbes, Adrar, In Salah are among the hottest places on Earth during the height of summer.
Annual average rainfall is well below 100 mm (3,93 in) in the northernmost part but the center and the southern part receive much less than 50 mm (1,96 in) and are therefore hyper-arid and among the driest places on Earth.
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