Taza National Park

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Taza National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Taza National Park
Map showing the location of Taza National Park
Location Jijel Province, Algeria
Nearest city Taza
Coordinates 36°36′N 5°30′E / 36.600°N 5.500°E / 36.600; 5.500Coordinates: 36°36′N 5°30′E / 36.600°N 5.500°E / 36.600; 5.500
Area 3,807 km²
Established 1985

The national park of Taza (Arabic:الحظيرة الوطنية تازة) is one of the smaller national parks of Algeria. It is located in Jijel Province, named after Taza, a town near this park.

The park is located 30 kilometers north-east of Jijel. The park includes the caves of Jijel, in addition to sand beaches and many cliffs and grottoes. It is a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve,[1] with a varied flora and fauna, including the barbary ape, an endangered primate with narrowly restricted present distribution.[2]

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  1. ^ UNESCO. 2006
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan. 2008

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