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Algeria

Algeria With time this will be an amazing place to travel, but it has had its problems, that makes it less safe to be there. Though, going there you will find a fascinating cultural identity among the people. Lying in the North of Africa there are green coast lines, beautiful mountains, oases and the known desert of Sahara. Visiting the cities you will meet many interesting places with ancient history followed by monuments and ruins.

Area: 2.381.741 Km²
Population: 31.736.000 (2001 est.)
Density: 13 pop/Km²

System of government: Republic
Capital: Algiers (1.600.000 pop., 3.705.000 urban aggl.)
Major cities: Oran 600.000 pop., Costantine 490.000 pop.
Ethnic majority: Arab and Arabic Berber 82%, Berber (Mauri) 17%, European 1%
Border countries: Morocco NORTH-WEST, Mauritania and Mali SOUTH-WEST, Niger SOUTH, Libya and Tunisia EAST

Principal mountains: Tahat 2918 m
Principal rivers: Chelif 725 Km
Principal lakes: Chott Melrhir, Sebkha Mekerrhane, Sebkha Azzel-Matti, Chott Merouane, Chott Ech Chergui, Chott el Hodna
Principal islands: -
Climate: Mediterranean - arid

Language: Arab (official), French, Berber dialects
Religion: Sunni Muslim
Currency: Algerian Dinar (DZD)

Fixed public holidays: 1/1, 1/5, 19/6, 5/7, 1/11
Dialling code: 00213
GMT: +1

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