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Stretching from the shores of the Mediterranean to the sands of the Sahara Desert, Algeria was Africa's second largest country; until the secession of South Sudan from Sudan.
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Ever since one of the 20 companions of Hercules founded a trading centre here, Algeria has been rocked by rebellion and warfare.
After more than a century of rule by France, Algerians fought through much of the 1950s to achieve independence in 1962.
News From Algeria:
Disturbing massacres are full of contradictions. The CNN anchor has a hard time with the Algerian minister, who accuses Amnesty International of inflating the figures and not knowing the full story.
Algeria travel may not be an option on many travel agent's itineraries, but people are always curious about the place.
At the end of the 1980's many travellers still enjoyed the Peugeot run to West Africa by way of Algeria, or came across the desert on motorbikes.
Not any more; even the Paris-Dakar has avoided this country in North Africa.
Arabic is the official language of Algeria although French is widely spoken. In the Kabylia region Berber is more prominent.
Algeria is a Muslim country and it's not wise to joke about Islam.
Capital City of Algeria
Map of Algiers
Adventures in Algeria.
For anyone doing a little bit of preparation, or joining a good organized tour, Algeria's treasures are again available to the curious and adventurous.
Algiers, Bejaia, Blida, Bouire, Boumerdes, Médéa, Tizi Ouzou.
Annaba, Azazga, Batna, Biskra, Constantine, Dellys, Guelma, Jijel, Oum el Bouacthi, Sétif, Skikda, Souk Ahras, Tébessa.
Ain Temouchent, Arzew, Chlef, Gidi Bel Abbes, Mascara, Mostaganem, Oran, Relizane, Saïda, Sidi Bel Abbès, Tiaret, Tlemcen.
Chenachene, Djanet, El Golea, Ghardaïa, Illizi, Reggane, Tamanrasset, Timimoun, Tindouf.
Abadla, Aïn Sefra, Bechar, Beni Ounif, Bou Saâda, Djelfa, El Bayadh, Kenadsa, Laghouat, M'Sila, Naama.
British Embassy in Algiers:
3 Chemin Capitaine Hocine Slimane, Algiers, Algeria.
Ministère du Tourisme et de l'Artisanat:
119 rue Didouche Mourad, Alger.
Office National du Tourisme Algerie:
2 rue Ismail Kerrar, boulevard de Che Guevara, Algiers, Algeria.
ONAT - National Tour Operator:
126 Bis A, Rue Didouche Mourad, Alger, Algérie.
US Embassy in Algeria:
05 Chemin Cheikh Bachir Ibrahimi, El-Biar 16030, Alger, Algerie.
Organises 4x4 desert expeditions in the spectacular Hoggar Mountains and to the impressive plateau of the Tassili N'Ajjer. These two National Parks are situated in the south of Algeria, in the very heart of the Sahara desert.
Expert Algeria Tours:
Runs cultural, historical, archaeological and adventure tours the length and breadth of Algeria from the Roman sites of the Mediterranean to the sand dunes of the Sahara.
The national airline of Algeria is Air Algerie.
The easiest way to enter Algeria by road is from Tunisia.
Sailings to Algeria from Marseilles, Alicante, Valencia and Genoa.
The Algerian train company is SNTF. Trains run to Algeria from Tunisia. Change at the border.
Algeria Travel Tips
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Prepare yourself with our essential travel tips and visitor guides from locals, other travellers, travel guide writers and bloggers.
Where to Stay in Algeria
Grand Hotel Mercure Alger Aeroport: Route de l'universite BP 12 - Cite 5 juillet, Bab Ezzouar, Algiers, Algeria.
Close to Houari Boumediene Airport, a shuttle service is available for those staying at the hotel.
The Grand Hotel Mercure Alger Aeroport is a luxury hotel with a large swimming pool, business centre, and three restaurants.
Sheraton Club des Pins Resort: Boite Postal 62, Club Des Pins, Algiers, Algeria.
Escape to the Mediterranean Sea at this 5-star Algeria beachfront hotel with indulgent amenities in a prime Algiers setting.
When Sheraton played host to the OAU African Summit, 57 heads of state stayed at the Sheraton Club des Pins resort.
Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden: 172, rue Hassiba Benbouali, Algiers, Algeria.
Overlooking the Mediterranean and the city of Algiers, the hotel is close to the Hamma business centre and the Belcourt quarter.
Formerly home to the novelist Albert Camus, Sofitel Algiers Hamma Garden adjoins the Jardin d'Essai.
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