Algeria Destination Guide & Country Overview

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Updated: 2018-05-04.

People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria | الجمهورية الجزائرية الديمقراطية الشعبية

From the impressive Casbah built atop the ruins of old Icosium in Algeria’s capital city, Algiers, to the UNESCO-listed habitats of the M’zab Valley, just north of the Sahara, Algeria is full of wonders, history, and culture, just waiting to be discovered. Often overlooked, or purposely avoided for safety reasons in favor of Morocco to its west or Egypt to the east, it is getting safer all the time and won’t be avoided by travelers much longer.

Algeria is the largest country in Africa by area, and the 10th-largest in the world. To its north is the Mediterranean Sea; Tunisia, Libya, and Niger are to its east; Morocco is to the west; and Mauritania, Mali, and Western Sahara are to the south.

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