Chréa

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Coordinates: 36°25′37″N 2°52′35″E / 36.42694°N 2.87639°E / 36.42694; 2.87639

Chréa is a town in Algeria, located in Blida Province, Bougara District, in a mountainous area named Tell Atlas, near Blida.

In its municipality is situated the Chréa National Park, one of the smallest national parks of the country, and a ski resort.[1]

Within the national park is one of the few relict populations of the endangered primate, the Barbary Macaque, Macaca sylvanus; this species of primate originally had a much wider range in Northern Algeria and Morocco.[2]

Geography[edit]

Climate[edit]

Located in the Atlas Mountains, at 1,458 metres (4,783 ft) above sea level, Chréa has a cool Mediterranean climate, with an average annual precipitation of 916 millimetres (36.1 in). Summers are warm and dry and winters are chilly and wetter, with snowfalls. This climate is described by the Köppen climate classification as Csa. This is one of the coldest places in Algeria.

Climate data for Chréa
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6.7
(44.1)
7.9
(46.2)
9.9
(49.8)
12.8
(55)
17.4
(63.3)
22.7
(72.9)
28.5
(83.3)
28.5
(83.3)
23.2
(73.8)
17.0
(62.6)
10.8
(51.4)
7.5
(45.5)
16.08
(60.93)
Average low °C (°F) −0.9
(30.4)
−0.4
(31.3)
1.1
(34)
3.2
(37.8)
6.9
(44.4)
11.2
(52.2)
15.7
(60.3)
15.9
(60.6)
12.3
(54.1)
7.7
(45.9)
2.7
(36.9)
0.3
(32.5)
6.31
(43.37)
Precipitation mm (inches) 133
(5.24)
92
(3.62)
105
(4.13)
79
(3.11)
70
(2.76)
30
(1.18)
6
(0.24)
10
(0.39)
39
(1.54)
76
(2.99)
136
(5.35)
140
(5.51)
916
(36.06)
Source: Climate-data.org[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Algerians forget fighting to go skiing, BBC News, accessed on December 19, 2008.
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, (2008) Barbary Macaque: Macaca sylvanus, Globaltwitcher.com, ed. Nicklas Stromberg
  3. ^ "Climate: Chréa". Retrieved 2 September 2013. 

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