From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Ouarsenis Range
الونشريس (El Ouanchariss)
Ouarsenis 2012, Wilaya de Tissemsilt (Algérie).jpg
View of the Ouarsenis Range near Tamalehat Commune
Highest point
Peak Mount Sidi Amar
Elevation 1,985 m (6,512 ft)
Coordinates 35°52′0″N 1°37′0″E / 35.86667°N 1.61667°E / 35.86667; 1.61667Coordinates: 35°52′0″N 1°37′0″E / 35.86667°N 1.61667°E / 35.86667; 1.61667
Ouarsenis is located in Algeria
Location NW Algeria
Parent range Tell Atlas
Orogeny Alpine orogeny
Period Miocene

The Ouarsenis or Ouanchariss (Arabic: الونشريسEl Ouanchariss, Berber: Ouarsnis, meaning "nothing higher" in the Berber language) is a range of mountains in North-Western Algeria.

The range is located at about 80 km south of the Mediterranean. It reaches its maximum elevation of 1,985 m at the Mount Sidi Amar, near Bordj Bounaama at about 60 km west of Tissemsilt. Another important summit is Achaoun (1850 m). The inhabitants of the region of the range are Berber people.[1]

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

  • Media related to Ouarsenis at Wikimedia Commons

Dahra is a low mountainous range part of the greater Tell Atlas located in Algeria and which goes from Algiers at the east throughout the coasts untill Mostaganem at the west.