Ksour Range

Ksour Range
جبال القصور

View of the Ksour Range from near Ain Sefra
Highest point
Peak Mount Issa
Elevation 2,236 m (7,336 ft)
Coordinates 32°52′0″N 0°29′0″E / 32.86667°N 0.48333°E / 32.86667; 0.48333Coordinates: 32°52′0″N 0°29′0″E / 32.86667°N 0.48333°E / 32.86667; 0.48333[1]
Ksour Range
Countries Algeria and Morocco
Parent range Saharan Atlas

The Ksour Range or Kçour Range (Arabic: جبال القصور, French: Monts des Ksour or Djebel Ksour) is a mountain range in Algeria. Stretching across the provinces of Béchar and El Bayadh it is the westernmost range of the Saharan Atlas, with the Amour Range further east.[2]


The range extends between Figuig Province in the Oriental Region of Morocco near the Moroccan/Algerian border and El Bayadh municipality in Algeria.[3] The range pattern continues westwards as the High Atlas. The highest summit of the range is 2,236 m high Mount Issa or Djebel Aïssa (جبل عيسى).

Rock art

Neolithic art in the form of engraved stones representing animals such as horses and elephants is found in different caves and walls throughout the range such as in Thyout.[4]

Protected areas

The Djebel Aissa National Park is a protected area within the limits of the mountain range since 2003.[5]


Western foothills of the Ksour Range near Figuig
Neolithic rock engravings near Ain Sefra.
Street in El Abiodh Sidi Cheikh, a town located below the southern slopes of the range.

See also


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