Chott El Jerid

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Chott El Jerid is part of the Tentative list of Tunisia in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

Chott El Jerid is a large endorheic salt lake. Usually it has little water in it and there is only a hypersaline wet layer. It is the largest salt pan of the Sahara Desert, with a surface area of over 7,000 km2. It is an important area for birds, such as large numbers of flamingos.

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Full Name
Chott El Jerid
Country
Tunisia
Added
2008
Type
Natural
Link
By ID
2008 Added to Tentative List

Unesco Website: Chott El Jerid

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Chott El Jerid (T)
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