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Commune and town
DZ-40 Chelia.svg
Country  Algeria
Province Khenchela Province
Population (1998)
 • Total 4,851
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

Chelia is a town and commune in Khenchela Province, Algeria. According to the 1998 census it has a population of 4,851.[1]


A male Algerian lion photographed by Alfred Edward Pease in 1893.

The Barbary lion had been present in the cedar forests and mountains near Chelia, until about 1884.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Statoids
  2. ^ Pease, A. E. (1913). The Book of the Lion John Murray, London.

Coordinates: 35°21′52″N 6°46′43″E / 35.36444°N 6.77861°E / 35.36444; 6.77861