Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Le hoggar, Algeria

Le Hoggar

Photo: Mohamed Kouaci

This is postmarked in 2009 with an Algerie (Algeria) stamp from 2008 1,00
Fibules en Argent de la Saoura (I think this stamp, and three more in the series are dedicated to the jewels of southern Algeria)

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The Ahaggar Mountains also known as the Hoggar, are a highland region in central Sahara, or southern Algeria near the Tropic of Cancer.

The Hoggar Mountain range is chiefly volcanic rock and contains a hot summer climate, with a cold winter climate (temperatures fall below 0°C in the winter). Rainfall is rare and sporadic. However, since the climate is less extreme than in most other areas of the Sahara, the Ahaggar Mountains are a major location for biodiversity.

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