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Algeria Flag The People's Democratic Republic of Algeria is a country in northwestern Africa. It shares land borders with Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Tunisia, and Western Sahara (which is claimed by Morocco), as well as having a coastline on the Mediterranean Sea.

As of 2009, the population of Algeria was estimated as being 34,895,000. The country's capital and largest city is Algiers, which has about 3.4 million inhabitants living in the city or the surrounding metropolitan area. Additionally, there are about 40 other cities in Algeria with populations of over 100,000, the two largest being Oran and Constantine, both of which have populations of about 770,000 and 507,000 respectively.

Map of Algeria

Algeria Country Details


Country Name Algeria
Political Status Country
Geographic Location North Africa
Flag Algeria Flag
Principal Languages
  • Arabic
  • Berber
  • Capital Algiers


    Web Sites about Algeria


    Fort of Tamentfoust, Algiers, Algeria
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    Constantine Bridge, Algeria

    Books about Algeria


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    Algeria (Bradt Travel Guide)
    By Johathan Oakes

    Bradt Travel Guides
    Paperback (352 pages)

    Algeria (Bradt Travel Guide)
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    This new Bradt guide will be the first to focus on the renascent Algeria and bring out the many features of this beguiling North African country.  The attraction of Algeria lies in its fascinating mix of cultures.  The towns ooze French charm with churches crowning vine-covered hills and cafés lining the streets; however, a short trip will bring you to a mud-brick town or Sahara oasis that echoes a muezzin’s call and where Europe feels a world away.  The guide covers fascinating UNESCO World Heritage sites, Al Qata of Beni Hammad, Djemila, M’zab Vakkey and the Roman sites of Timgad and Tipasa, all free from thronging crowds.

    The important legacy of the French colonial period, including Sidi Bel Abbes, home of the French Foreign Legion, is detailed for travelers to appreciate modern-day Algeria.  Additionally, all the practical details expected from a Bradt guide are covered.

    Lonely Planet Algeria (Country Guide)
    By Anthony Ham & Nana Luckham

    Lonely Planet
    Paperback (256 pages)

    Lonely Planet Algeria (Country Guide)
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    Discover Algeria

    Shiver as the sun rises over Assekrem, the mountains at the 'End of the World.'
    Rock the Casbah in Algiers, one of the finest coastal sites on the Mediterranean.
    Explore the best Roman ruins in Africa, and the oldest rock art in the world.
    Tie your turban like a Yuareg and be swept up in the magic of the world's greatest desert.

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    The only English-language guidebook to the Sahara's most beautiful nation.
    Special chapter on Traveling in the Sahara, taking you into the depths of the desert.
    Visit lonelyplanet.com for up-to-the-minute reviews, updates and traveler suggestions.
    The Algeria Fact and Picture Book: Fun Facts for Kids About Algeria (Turn and Learn)
    By Gina McIntyre

    CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    Paperback (44 pages)

    The Algeria Fact and Picture Book: Fun Facts for Kids About Algeria (Turn and Learn)
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    Turn & Learn presents: The Algeria Fact and Picture Book

    The Algeria Fact & Picture Book will allow your child to learn more about this world we live in, with a fun and exciting approach that will trigger their imagination.

    We're raising our children in an era where attention spans are continuously decreasing. Turn & Learn provides a fun, and interactive way of keep your children engaged and looking forward to learn, with beautiful pictures, coupled with the amazing, fun facts.

    Get your kids learning today! Pick up your copy of Turn & Learn's Algeria Fact and Picture book now!

    Adventuring in North Africa
    By Scott Wayne

    Random House, Inc.
    Released: 1991-05-07
    Paperback (457 pages)

    Adventuring in North Africa
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    Here Is An unparalleled invitation to explore the legendary Maghreb -- "Land of the Setting Sun" -- which stretches in a crescent from Tunisia westward to Morocco. This popular region, where Arab, African and European influences blend in a rich overlay, includes such exotic ports of call as Casablanca, Tangier, Algiers, and Tunis, and is steeped in history -- from the Roman ruins of Carthage to the Saharan town of Tamanrasset in Algeria.

    Adventuring in North Africa guides travelers through the region's rich cultural and geographic diversity in a vivid, backroad journey to mountain villages, isolated beaches, and desert outposts. Visitors can choose from a multitude of adventures -- from skiing Morocco's Atlas mountains to trekking in Algeria's Hoggar mountains to exploring the Maltese Islands in the Mediterranean.

    Filled with solid information and the author's frequently amusing anecdotes about life in North Africa, this comprehensive guide features:
    -- A fascinating tour of the region's geography, climate, and natural history, as well as Arab and Berber history, culture, and religious practice
    -- Practical tips on getting there, getting around, and getting away; visas and permits; hotels, restaurants, and cafes; health precautions; special considerations for women travelers; and much, much more
    -- A wide range of outdoor adventures, including camel expeditions, trekking and horseback riding, snorkeling and scuba diving, hiking and biking, even snow-skiing
    -- Tips on everything from limbering up for a camel ride in the Sahara to haggling for a rug in Marrakesh; from deluxe excursions to bargain, do-it-yourself adventures
    -- Archaeological and historical explorations that range from prehistoric cave paintings deep in the Sahara to the medieval town of Ghardaia in Algeria
    Cook's Practical Guide to Algeria and Tunisia: With Maps, Plans, and Illustrations (Classic Reprint)
    By Thomas Cook

    Forgotten Books
    Paperback (468 pages)

    Cook s Practical Guide to Algeria and Tunisia: With Maps, Plans, and Illustrations (Classic Reprint)
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    Excerpt from Cook's Practical Guide to Algeria and Tunisia: With Maps, Plans, and Illustrations

    Among the several countries that attract the traveller desirous of exchanging the rigours of our English winter for sunshine and health, Algeria and Tunisia easily occupy the first rank.

    These countries comprising as they do so many favourable conditions of typical health-resorts, and containing so many varied attractions, are year by year frequented by an ever increasing number of visitors and tourists.

    The climate of Algeria and Tunisia is unique, and eminently adapted to the comfort of those who, whether from necessity or choice, winter abroad; in addition the picturesque aspect of Arab life, of the white cities with their narrow streets; the historical souvenirs of these lands that from time to time have been subject to the Kings of Numidia, to the Roman Emperors, to Arab, Spanish, and Turkish conquerors, afford the learned and enquiring traveller an opportunity to study past civilisations, while the ordinary tourist will experience the enjoyment of a picturesque and beautiful country.

    The numerous hotels afford comfortable residence under excellent sanitary conditions; the access to these charming health resorts is easy; and the cost of the voyage to Algiers or Tunis is less than to the Canaries or Madeira, the distance being so much shorter.

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    This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
    Michelin Map Africa Algeria Tunisia 743 (Maps/Country (Michelin))
    By Michelin Travel & Lifestyle

    Brand: Michelin
    Map (1 pages)

    Michelin Map Africa Algeria Tunisia 743 (Maps/Country (Michelin))
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    Renowned for over 100 years for their clear, accurate and easy to read mapping, Michelin Country maps give travelers an overall picture of their route, with practical road and travel information. The series’ revamped cover, still in Michelin’s traditional red for the country map collection, sports a simple mini-map for easy orientation, as well as a colorful destination photo.

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