Tunisia is located on the Mediterranean coast of North Africa. Despite its small size, the country has great ecological diversity. Mount Atlas runs through Tunisia from the Algerian border to the Cape Bon Peninsula. The region is characterized by rolling hills and plains. The southern region of Tunisia is a desert, while the Sahel is the best olive growing area in the world in the eastern region. The country has a coastline 713 miles long. Several rivers flow through the land. The highest point in Tunisia is at Jabel ech Chambi with an altitude of 5,066 meters. The mountains of Tunisia include;
The three highest mountains in Tunisia
Jebel Ech Chambi
Jebel ech Chambi is located in Al Qasrayn in Tunisia near Kef Zemzoumet Aissa, six kilometers from the Algerian border. The mountain rises to an altitude of 5,066 meters above sea level, the highest point and highest mountain in the country. Jebel ech Chambi is part of the Tabassah Mountains, which are also part of the Sahara Atlas Mountains. The mountain stands above the city of Kasserine in central Tunisia. Jebel ech Chambi is covered with pine forest and is also part of Chaambi National Park. Jebel ech Chambi is known as a terrorist center and a new challenge for the Tunisian and Algerian armies.
Jabel Bireno is the second highest mountain in Tunisia and the second highest mountain in Al Qasrayn near Thala Al Qasrayn with an altitude of 4,656 meters. The mountain has a small area at the top and steep slopes with local relief of 300 meters or more. Bireno is also known as Djebel Biranaw or Djebel Birene. The mountain is surrounded by tombs, wells, hills, ditches and ancient ruins. Jabel Bireno is also surrounded by a pine forest characterized by tall trees and little shrubs. Wildlife species are very rare in this mountain. Like Jebel ech Chambi, Bireno is also a hideout for terrorists, which tourists rarely visit.
Jebel El Ajéred
Jebel El Ajered is the third highest mountain on Al Qasrayn at 4,544 meters above sea level. The mountain is located in the Kasserine region of central western Tunisia. Jebel el Ajered has steep slopes with a pine forest. The area around the mountain is protected and under the leadership of the Department of Natural Resources with several guards patrolling the area day and night. Jebel El Ajered receives few visitors who come mainly for picnics and city tours. Due to the uncertainty in the area, many tourists stay away from the top of Mount Jebel el Ajered. At the foot of Jebel el Ajered are fountains and ruins, suggesting that the area was inhabited 5,000 years ago.
Due to uncertainty and cases of terrorism in Tunisia and neighboring Algeria, the mountains of Tunisia are isolated and have limited access throughout the year. The mountains are used as training grounds and hiding places for terrorists. However, the Tunisian government is working with the Algerian military to provide mountains for visitors and citizens by increasing patrols and monitoring mountain activities.
|rank||The highest mountains in Tunisia||elevation|
|1||Jebel Ech Chambi||5,066 feet|
|3||Jebel El Ajéred||4,544 feet|
|7.||Jebel es Sif||4,436 feet|
|8.||Jabal in Tallah||4,346 feet|
|10||Kef el Keecheb||4327 feet|