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Coordinates: 36°21′N 2°45′E / 36.35°N 2.75°E / 36.35; 2.75 Chréa is a town in Algeria, located in Blida Province, Bougara District, in a mountainous area named Tell Atlas, near Blida. This municipality has the Chréa National Park, one of the smallest national parks of the country, and a ski resort.[1] Within the national park is one of the few relict populations of the endangered primate, the Barbary Macaque, Macaca sylvanus; this species of primate originally had a much wider range in northern Algeria and Morocco.[2]


  1. ^ Algerians forget fighting to go skiing, BBC News, accessed on December 19, 2008.
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, (2008) Barbary Macaque: Macaca sylvanus,, ed. Nicklas Stromberg

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