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Where is Algeria on a Map

by Vishal Kumar

Algeria, formally the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is a North African country situated in the Maghreb region of the continent on the Mediterranean coast. The country is bordered by…


Where is Algeria on a Map

Algeria, formally the People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria is a North African country situated in the Maghreb region of the continent on the Mediterranean coast.

The country is bordered by the Mediterranean Sea in the north, Morocco in the west and northwest, Tunisia in the northeast, Libya in the east, Niger and Mali in the south, and Mauritania in the southwest. Algeria covers a total area of 2,381,741 sq. km. making it the tenth-largest country in the world and the largest country in Africa. Algeria has a 998 km long coastline on the Mediterranean Sea. The absolute location of Algeria is 19° and 37°N latitudes and 9°W  and 12°E longitudes. The capital and the largest city of Algeria, Algiers is located in the north of the country.

Algerians experience an arid and semi-arid climate with wet winters and dry summers. The topography of Algeria is mostly desert and plateaus with few mountainous areas and narrow coastal plains. Economically, as classified by World Bank, Algeria is an upper-middle-income country, mainly due to the production of petroleum. Algeria is also an OPEC member country since 1969. The culture, literature, and art of Algeria reflect its history. Algeria also has many UNESCO World Heritage sites and is growing as a tourist destination country in Africa.

 

Facts about Algeria

Country Name Algeria
Continent Africa
Capital and largest city Algiers
Area 2,381,741 km2 (919,595 sq mi)
Population 39,500,000 (2015 Est.)
Lat Long 28° 0′ 0″ N, 2° 0′ 0″ E
Official Language Arabic
Calling Code +213
Time Zone CET (UTC+01)
Airport 31- Airports in Scheduled Service
Neighbour countries Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, Mali, Western Sahara, Niger
Internet TLD .dz
Currency Algerian dinar (DZD)

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