General Information about Algeria
Algeria is on the North coast of Africa, with Tunisia on its North-Eastern border, Libya to the East, Niger on the South-Eastern border, Mali in the South-West and Morocco on the Western border. Its capital is Algiers and it has a population of 33.3 million. The Sahara Desert covers 80% of the country with the remainder being divided between the mountains of the Atlas Range and fertile plains near the coastline.
While Algeria has a temperate climate, there are contrasts in both temperature and rainfall. In the winter months, some areas in the mountains drop down to near freezing. Algeria still has the influences from the Phoenician and Roman times, and also to some extent from the era when its was a French colony. There are a number of towns such as Tipaza and Berard to visit where you can see restored mosques and museums which reflect on the country's history.
Being on the Mediterranean Sea, there is plenty of opportunity for water sports such as sailing and boating as well as great fishing villages along the coastline. There is a wide range of accommodation available to suit most budgets, but as you move into the desert or into the mountains there are fewer choices.
Find Out About The Climate In Algeria
Along the coast of Algeria and within the mountainous regions the weather conditions are more Mediterranean with warm summers and mild winters. Winter temperatures in Algeria along the coastal regions range from 10-12 degrees with the average temperatures in summer sits around 26-28 degrees. Winters in center parts are cooler with averages of 4-6 degrees. Weather conditions in the Sahara are generally always hot and dry excluding January and February where conditions begin to cool down. February through to May are not the best months to visit because of the frequent sandstorms and dust storms.
Geographical Information On Algeria
Algeria is the second largest country in Africa and its Arabic name is Al Jazair which originated from its capital city Algiers. Its coastline measures for over 998 kilometres with a total landmass of 2,381,740 square kilometres and is about 10 times bigger than the UK. Algeria's highest point in Mount Tahat which rises to over 3,003 metres located in the Sahara and is also the highest peak in the Ahaggar Mountains.
Learn About The Economy In Algeria
Much of Algeria's economy revolves around the export of petroleum and natural gas which contributes to over 60 percent of the economy. Algeria has the world's fifth-largest reserves of natural gas in the world and is the world's second largest gas exporter. The agricultural industry is Algeria's second most important contributor to its economy with the main produces are wheat, barley, oats, olives although a large variety of vegetables, fruit as well as citrus are exported. The industry sector employs over 60 percent of the population with the main industries being electrical, light industries, mining, and food processing. The official currency of Algeria is the Algerian Dinars.
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