Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. El Golea is an oasis town in almost central Algeria lying at the eastern border of the Grand Erg Occidental at an elevation of 380 metres. The desert town is a gateway to the Sahara in the south, and has an estimated 180,000 palm trees within the oasis area. The oasis itself lies beneath an escarpment rising up to 200 metres above. Some of the largest continuous areas of Saharan sand dunes begin just a few kilometres to the west of the oasis. El-Golea has good road connections and an airport located 3 kilometers west of the town's center.