Chréa National Park

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Chréa National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Chréa National Park
Map showing the location of Chréa National Park
Location Blida Province, Algeria
Nearest city Chréa
Coordinates 36°21′N 2°45′E / 36.350°N 2.750°E / 36.350; 2.750Coordinates: 36°21′N 2°45′E / 36.350°N 2.750°E / 36.350; 2.750
Area 260 km²
Established 1985

The Chréa National Park[1] (Arabic:الحديقة الوطنية الشريعة) is one of the smallest national parks of Algeria. It is located in Blida Province, named after Chréa, a town near this park. The park, located in a mountainous area known as the Blidean Atlas (which is part of the Tell Atlas) includes the ski station of Chréa, one of the few ski stations in Africa where skiing can be done on natural snow, and the grotto of Chiffa.

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The Chréa National Park is home to a varied flora and fauna. Its ancient Atlas Cedar forests is habitat for a population of the endangered Barbary Macaque. This National Park has one of the few such habitat areas in Algeria that support a sub-population of the Barbary Macaque, Macaca sylvanus.[2]

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  1. ^ UNESCO
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, 2008