Mount Chenoua (Berber: Adrar en Cenwa, Arabic: جبل شنوة) is a mountain range in northern Algeria. It is located between Cherchell and Tipaza on the Mediterranean coast, just west of Algiers. There are marble quarries on the side of the mountain.

Mount Chenoua
Adrar en Cenwa / جبل شنوة
View of Mount Chenoua
Highest point
Elevation905 m (2,969 ft)
ListingList of mountain ranges in the world named The Sleeping Lady
Coordinates36°36′23″N 2°22′21″E / 36.60639°N 2.37250°E / 36.60639; 2.37250[1]
Mount Chenoua is located in Algeria
Mount Chenoua
Mount Chenoua
Parent rangeTell Atlas
OrogenyAlpine orogeny

Description edit

There is a village on that mountain named Chenoua. A majority of its inhabitants speak a Berber language, the Shenwa Berber. According to local tradition the mountain range looks like a reclining pregnant woman from a certain distance.[2]

Mount Chenoua is the site of Assia Djebar's film La Nouba des Femmes du Mont Chenoua.[3] It also features prominently in Albert Camus' posthumously published novel, A Happy Death. There is also a Stone Eagle statue that was built in 1991.

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References edit

  1. ^ Google Earth
  2. ^ Algérie, les guides bleus, Hachette, Paris, 1974, p. 197
  3. ^ La Nouba des Femmes du Mont-Chenoua