Mount Tahat

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Mount Tahat
Tahat matin.jpg
Highest point
Elevation 2,908 m (9,541 ft) [1]
Prominence 2,328 m (7,638 ft) [1][2]
Listing Country high point
List of mountains in Algeria
Coordinates 23°17′20″N 5°32′01″E / 23.28889°N 5.53361°E / 23.28889; 5.53361Coordinates: 23°17′20″N 5°32′01″E / 23.28889°N 5.53361°E / 23.28889; 5.53361[2]
Mount Tahat is located in Algeria
Mount Tahat
Mount Tahat
Location in Algeria
Location Algeria
Parent range Ahaggar Mountains
First ascent 1931

Mount Tahat (Arabic: جبل تاهات‎‎) is the highest mountain peak in Algeria at 2,908 metres (9,541 ft).[1][2] Tahat is also the highest peak in the Ahaggar Mountains. Its nearest city is Tamanrasset which is located 56 km to the south.

Mount Tahat is of volcanic origin. It is located in an arid, rocky high plateau area of the central Sahara Desert. The Tuareg inhabit this region. To the north lie the Tassili n'Ajjer mountains with cave paintings dating from a period between 8000 and 2000 BC depicting scenes of cattle breeding and hunting of animals that are today exclusively found in the southern Sahara's climate.

Mount Tahat, Algeria

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  1. ^ a b c "Africa Ultra-Prominences" Retrieved 2012-01-14.
  2. ^ a b c "Tahat, Algeria". Retrieved 2014-05-15. 

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