El Kantara

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for the town in Egypt see Al Qantarah El Sharqiyya
El Kantara
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El Kantara is located in Algeria
El Kantara
El Kantara
Coordinates: 35°13′00″N 5°42′37″E / 35.2166°N 5.7104°E / 35.2166; 5.7104
Country  Algeria
Province Biskra Province
Time zone CET (UTC+1)

El Kantara is a town and commune in Biskra Province, Algeria. As of 1911, Baedeker described it as "one of the most important caravan-stations in E. Algeria." The gorge that traveled through the area was described by locals as the "Mouth of the Desert".[1]


Coordinates: 35°13′31″N 5°42′23″E / 35.22528°N 5.70639°E / 35.22528; 5.70639

Les grandes Familles d'origine Arabe d'El Kantara sont : ABDELAZIZE, BELLAL, HOUFANI, KHIREDDINE, SAADLAOUD, SOURI, YOUB et ZEROUG. Le reste des familles sont d'origine Berbère.