"El Goléa, the 300,000 palm trees oasis" El Golea by JLBG
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El-Goléa, a city of 28,000 inhabitants (2005), is 270 km south to Ghardaïa, the capital of the Wilaya. It appears on road signs either as El-Goléa or as El-Minieh. Both names mean “the fortress”.
El-Goléa is made of three parts :
- the ksar (fort) on top of an isolated rock,
- the village and
- the oasis, a palm trees grove. It is sometimes called the three hundred thousands palm trees oasis.
It is the last main city before Tamanrasset, 900 km south, as the crow flies.
In Tamanrasset, houses and walls are ochre, in Timimoun, they are red, in the M’zab, they are painted in blue. In El Goléa, they are painted white.
Moula Moula is the Tuareg name for a desert sparrow, Oenanthe deserti. This bird is the mascot of the Tuareg people and... more travel advice
Along the road, north to El Goléa stand many “buttes témoin” that can be found in many other parts of the Sahara. In... more travel advice
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