Where is Algeria?

  1. Approximate Population of Algeria: 43,851,043

You may think that Algeria is just a small country in the far North of Africa, but it is actually one of the most visited countries in the world. Algeria offers a variety of beautiful landscapes and amazing beaches which have been attracting tourists from all over the globe for years.

Algeria has been rapidly developing since the French Revolution in 1830, when Algeria was a French colony. At present, Algeria is considered to be one of the fastest growing countries in the world. In fact, it has been ranked as one of the fastest growing economies in Africa. As a result, there’s not only an incredible economic growth going on in Algeria but also a significant increase in tourism.

There are many things to do in Algeria, such as hiking and visiting historical sites. The country is also famous for its rich culture and vibrant nightlife.

Here are the top 5 cities to visit:

  • Algiers: It is the capital of the country and has a great place for visitors to feel at home. It has a great mixture of modern life and tradition, and it is also known as "the Paris of North Africa."
  • Oran: This once sleepy coastal city now features high-rise buildings and bustling streets. The beaches along its coastline are very popular with tourists.
  • Annaba: This city is located near the border with Tunisia and has a long history as a major trading port. Its architectural style is French colonial architecture mixed with Mediterranean style. Many well-known archaeological sites can be visited in this city, such as Ksar Haouchine and Ksar Chellala.
  • Constantine: This city was originally founded by the Romans and was named after Constantine the Great, who converted to Christianity from paganism. The city's architecture is similar to that of Rome's, but it does not have the same blend of modern life as other cities in Algeria. In fact, it has been compared to a small village due to its slower pace of life, which makes it an ideal place for visitors who seek peace and quiet.
  • Tlemcen: This was once a part of Spain, but it became independent during the French colonization period beginning in 1830. The current population is about 50,000 people, but this number has been increasing rapidly because of a large influx of immigrants from neighboring countries such as Tunisia or Morocco.

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Algiers is the capital of Algeria

Algiers has an approximate population of around 1,980,000 people and you can typically expect to pay around £2.17p for an equivalent pint of lager or beer.

One of the most historically significant places in North Africa is also one of its most interesting cities Algeria. Situated between the Atlantic and Mediterranean Seas, this country has been under Muslim control for centuries. Algeria is currently an independent state, although many areas are still firmly Muslim. The country's wealth and cultural heritage, however, attracts millions of Europeans every year who visit this beautiful country to experience the unique European experience. Many of these European tourists, both male and female, stay in the numerous resorts and hotels throughout Algeria.

A history buff will be able to find much to be excited about when he visits this historic city. One of the most impressive features of this historically preserved city is the large number of mosques. The city is also home to a wide variety of other historic sites, such as the cathedral and the fortress of Benoug. Other important sites include the Museum of Islamic Arts, the Grand Mosque, the Cathedral of St. John the Baptist and the Claude Monet's lighthouse. Major attractions include the Guellala Museum, the University of Algiers and the Claude Monet's lighthouse.

For those interested in a more laid back vacation experience, visitors should consider staying at one of the many beach resorts available in the region. Amenities include jacuzzis and heated swimming pools, making them a nice alternative to the usual hotel experience. A number of resorts offer special packages that include transportation, meals and drinks along with accommodations. A number of resorts also offer special tours of the city, including day trips to Mont Saint Michel and the Pyrenees. A number of other local attractions, such as the Basilica de Saint Martin and the Catacombs of Beziers are also popular attractions.

What vaccinations do I need before travelling to Algeria

Up to date information for vaccinations before you travel to Algeria are available from the NHS Fit for Travel website.

Is it safe to travel to Algeria?

For up to date information around safety and security in Algeria read the Foreign & Commonwealth Office latest information for Algeria.

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Best time to visit?

The best time to visit Algeria are the months of March and those between October and November, when the days are cool and sunny. Even mid-winter can be a good time, even if the desert night temperatures are extremely low.

Festivals in Algeria

The Festivals of Algeria are an excellent way to enjoy the country's diverse culture. The music, dance and cuisine are as varied as the country's landscape. The festival's musical events are sure to be an eye-opening experience for visitors of all backgrounds. Many of the festivals are held during the month of Ramadan, but some are more celebrated throughout the year. Listed below are some of the most popular festival events in Algeria.

The International Festival of Comics takes place in the capital of Algeria. Artists and writers from all over the world participate in the festival, which features a variety of art exhibitions, film screenings, and awards for the best artists. The event is held at the Museum of Modern Art. The Algiers International Film Festival is held in December, and is a great way to see some of the country's more popular films.

During the summer, Algeria holds its annual European Cultural Festival, which attracts thousands of visitors. The festival is held in different venues throughout the country, and offers a full schedule of cultural activities. The aim of this festival is to promote the country's diversity and encourage visitors from all over the world to attend. If you're visiting the country, make sure you plan a trip to one of the festivals in Algeria. The festivals are a great way to spend your time in the country.

The Algerian Carpet Festival is held in the M'Zab valley, and offers a great opportunity for local craftsmen to sell their handmade carpets. Karkabou bands play traditional music and shoot gunshots in the air during this festival, which attracts tourists from across the world. The Strawberry Festival in Jijel is held every two years and gathers the local strawberry farmers. The annual Bechar Marathon, a three-leg desert race, is held in mid-April.

The M'Zab Valley in Algeria is the oldest town in Algeria, and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This area is home to a variety of festivals, from the local harvesting of corn to the celebration of a national hero. During the summer months, the M'Zab River is also celebrated. The M'Zab Valley is an important cultural landmark, which celebrates the life of the people in the country.

In May, Algeria hosts the European Cultural Festival, a major event that features events and exhibitions all over the country. This event is an international gathering that brings people from all over the world to celebrate culture and its diversity. It is also a great time to attend the annual Sahara Desert Market. The festival also offers an opportunity to visit other cities in Algeria. The M'zab Valley has many festivals to celebrate, including the famous Ghardaia in the capital.

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Do I need a Visa?

Before you travel, you will need to get a visa from the Algerian Consulate in London. You can't get a visa on arrival. You should check the details of your visa, including validity dates, before travelling.

See which forms you may need for entry into Algeria.

What currency do i need for Algeria?

The official currency of Algeria is the Algerian Dinar (DZD). If you're looking to transfer or spend money in Algeria you can grab amazing Algerian Dinar deals via (GBP to DZD).

What wildlife live in Algeria?

The most commonly seen animals include the wild boars, jackals, and gazelles, although it is not uncommon to spot fennecs and jerboas. Leopard and cheetah are seldom seen. A variety of bird species make the country an attraction for bird watchers.

What is the traditional food of Algeria?

Arabic food? Often considered the national dish of Algeria, Couscous is a perfect complement to any meal. This dish is composed of small pellets of steamed semolina topped with meat, vegetables, and various spices. In Algeria, the most popular meat and vegetable accompaniments for this meal include chicken, carrots and chickpeas.

What Languages are spoken in Algeria?

Algerian Arabic and Berber are the native languages of over 99% of Algerians, with Algerian Arabic spoken by about 72% and Berber by 27.4%. French, though it has no official status, is widely used in government, culture, media (newspapers) and education (from primary school), due to Algeria's colonial history. You can learn some basic Arabic before you travel to Algeria and really impress the locals!

How much do you tip in Algeria?

The currency in Algeria is the Algerian Dinar (The wages are fairly low and so generous tipping is appreciated but not over the top (around 10-15%).).

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