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Commune and town
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Country Algeria
ProvinceKhenchela Province
 • Total4,851
Time zoneUTC+1 (CET)

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


A male Barbary lion photographed by Alfred Edward Pease in 1893

The Barbary lion was 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. London: John Murray.

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