Gouraya National Park

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Gouraya National Park
IUCN category II (national park)
Map showing the location of Gouraya National Park
Map showing the location of Gouraya National Park
Location Béjaïa Province, Algeria
Nearest city Béjaïa
Coordinates 36°46′N 5°6′E / 36.767°N 5.100°E / 36.767; 5.100Coordinates: 36°46′N 5°6′E / 36.767°N 5.100°E / 36.767; 5.100
Area 20.8 km2 (8.0 sq mi)
Established 1984
Visitors 60.000 (in 2005)

The national park of Gouraya (Arabic: الحديقة الوطنية قورايا‎‎) is one of the coastal national parks of Algeria. It is located in Béjaïa Province, near the shrine of Sidi Touati.

The park is north-east of Béjaïa, close to the city. The park includes the 660 meter (2.165 feet) high mountain of Gouraya, from which the park got its name, in addition to many beaches and cliffs, which make the park a swimming destination for many Algerians.

It is a UNESCO-recognized biosphere reserve,[1] with a varied flora and fauna, including Barbary macaques and jackals who live in the forests in this park. The Barbary macaque is a primate with a very restricted range in portions of northwestern North Africa and disjunctively in Gibraltar.[2]



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


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