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Algeria is a country in the North Africa’s Maghreb region.
Algeria map : It has an area of 381,741 square kilometres and is the tenth-largest country in the world, and is largest in the African Union and the Arab world by area. Algeria’s neighbours are Tunisia (northeast), Libya (east), Niger (southeast), Mali, Mauritania and Western Saharan territory (southwest), Morocco (west). The Mediterranean Sea comes in the north of it. It has 48 provinces and 1,541 communes (counties) and is a semi-presidential republic.
Algeria capital (Algiers, Algeria) : The capital of Algeria is Algiers and it is the most populous city. This city located within the far north of the country on the Mediterranean coast.
Algeria population : Algeria has over 43 million population. Population wise, its position in Africa is eighth.
Algeria history : Before1962, Algeria has seen many empires and dynasties, including ancient Numidians, Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Vandals, Byzantines, Umayyads, Abbasids, Idrisid, Aghlabid, Rustamid, Fatimids, Zirid, Hammadids, Almoravids, Almohads, Zayyanids, Spaniards, Ottomans and in the last, the French colonial empire.
Algeria language : The official lanuages of Algeria is Standard Arabic and Berber. The majority of the population speak Algerian Arabic (Darja). Algerian Arabic is mostly infused with French and Berber language.
Algeria religion : Algeria's predominant religion is Islam. There are mostly Sunnis and around 97 to 99% of the population There are around 150,000 Ibadis in the M'zab Valley.
Algeria facts : Algeria is a regional and middle power. It has high human development index among all non-island African countries and one of the largest economies of the continent. It’s economy is largely based on energy exports. Algeria has the 16th largest oil reserves in the world which is second largest in Africa. The country has ninth largest reserves of natural gas. The national oil company, Sonatrach, is the largest company in Africa. The company supplies big amounts of natural gas to Europe. Algeria is a big military force in Africa and has big defence budget. It is a founding member of Arab Maghreb Union and is the member of African Union, Arab League, OPEC and United Nations.
Algeria tourism : Due to lack of facilities, the development of the tourism sector in Algeria had hampered a lot. But since 2004, as a result of broad tourism developmentstrategy many high modern standard hotels are being built.
Algeria consists of many UNESCO World Heritage Sites. These heritage sites include, the first capital of the empire of Hammadid empire: Al Qal'a of Beni Hammad, a Phoenician and later Roman town: Tipasa, and Roman ruins: Djémila and Timgad, a limestone valley containing a large urbanized oasis: M'Zab Valley and an important citadel - the Casbah of Algiers. The Tassili n'Ajjer, a mountain range is the only natural World Heritage Site of Algeria.
Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore. .......... Andre Gide
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