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Algeria: A Photo Journey

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Algeria is an African country that is located on the Northwest part of Africa. It is officially referred to as the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria.

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Kit B (276)
Friday June 7, 2013, 6:20 am
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Click on VISIT SITE and enjoy a tour of Algeria from your favorite chair. Here are facts about Algeria you many not know.

Algeria is an African country that is located on the Northwest part of Africa. It is officially referred to as the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria. Its capital city is known as Algiers and after Sudan which was originally the largest country in Africa was split up, Algeria is now the largest in terms of land area. It is also the tenth largest country in the world in terms of land area and it borders Tunisia in the northeast side, Libya to the east and Morocco to the west.

5 Facts You Might Not Know

1. Algiers is the capital city of Algeria and ever since the Roman times, it has been and remained the port of the country. It has a touch of Maghreb to it with the zig-zag alleys, numerous mosques and casbah. Because it was also commercialized by the French during the colonial times, Algiers is magnificent with the whitewashed facades and balconies that are painted blue which is significant with the French.

2. Because almost 80-90% of Algeria is in the Sahara desert, you can actually get camel trekking rides into the Sahara desert which has vast endless seas of sand. It is such an unforgettable experience which can be quite exciting for tourists and other people who have never trekked on deserts before or had rides on camels. This is actually one of the tourism features of Algeria.

3. Constantine is a natural citadel that lies across River Rhumenl in the eastern side of Algeria. This is the oldest continuously city that is inhabited in Algeria and was founded by the Carthaginians who actually named in Cirta. There are two sites that are magnificent in Constantine; the Ahmed Bey Palace which is the most picturesque place you can find in Maghreb. The other great place to see while in Constantine is the Djamma el-Kebir Mosque.

4. The Sahara sand dunes are really high and extremely magnificent. Not only is their sight beautiful but also the thought of skiing comes to mind when you see one. There are several tour agencies that operate in Algeria that can offer this service or you can as well bring your own skis.

5. The Sahara Desert is without doubt the most striking feature of Algeria. The country is said to be 90% in the Sahara desert which is one of the world's largest. This is one nature's magnificent creations in Algeria.

More fun facts:

Fact 1: Algeria is the 11th largest country in the world and the 2nd largest in Africa.

Fact 2: Arabic is the official language of the country spoken by 80% of the population. They also speak French.

Fact 3: The legal system in Algeria is based on French and Islamic law.

Fact 4: 80%-90% of Algeria is Sahara desert. And they have the biggest sand dunes.

Fact 5: Algeria is considered the country with the highest cost of living in North Africa.

Fact 6: The first Algerian president is Ahmed Ben Bella who was elected in 1963 and served for only 2 years.

Fact 7: The couscous is the Algerian national dish.

Fact 8: The highest weather temperature that was ever recorded in Algeria is 60.5 celsius.

Fact 9: The national day in Algeria is on November 1st. It's also called "Revolution Day".

Fact 10: The currency of Algeria is the Algerian Dinar.

You might be able to show up in person, but you can still enjoy the sites. Who needs a passport?
Have fun with this.

Kit B (276)
Friday June 7, 2013, 6:23 am

That should say: you might NOT be able to show up in person...

JL A (281)
Friday June 7, 2013, 11:42 am
The range of climate I saw rivals CA--just the proportions are a bit different. Thanks Kit.

Barbara K (60)
Friday June 7, 2013, 12:44 pm
Wow, awesome pics, thanks, my friend.

Kit B (276)
Friday June 7, 2013, 1:11 pm

They are good pictures. One of the best things about the numerous channels on cable TV are the many travel channels that allow us to travel to places vicariously.

Diane K (134)
Friday June 7, 2013, 1:30 pm
Interesting pics. Don't know about visiting there, though! thanks, Kit

Angelika R (143)
Friday June 7, 2013, 2:39 pm
Fact 11: Most (in)famous son of the country: Mokhtar Belmokhtar, the "Marlboro man". Killed in March this year.
Thx Kit.

Birgit W (160)
Friday June 7, 2013, 3:43 pm
Thank you.

. (0)
Friday June 7, 2013, 4:11 pm
A beautiful country, sadly infested with Muslim laws.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Friday June 7, 2013, 6:05 pm
Thank you for the trip to Algiers! Also the slide show is spectacular! and providing the geograpy/history lesson on Algeria! What a beautiful country. I am so sorry the people suffer.

. (0)
Friday June 7, 2013, 6:33 pm
Lovely photos, Kit. Thanks for sharing.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:23 am
Thanks Kit.Beautiful pictures

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 4:41 am
Thanks, great pictures. I've been twice, I like it very much, but that's the kind of holiday I like.

Past Member (0)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 11:06 am
Beautiful pic's--thanks Kit 4 posting!

Theodore Shayne (56)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 11:13 am
A beautiful but often times a troubled country. Sad.

lee e (114)
Saturday June 8, 2013, 1:13 pm
a nice place to visit through pictures, but it holds no allure for me - I'm almost as thirsty after viewing this as I was after watching Lawrence of Arabia :) Love to visit the world this way! Thanks Kit

Sherri G (128)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 1:32 am
Beautiful pics but wouldn't know 80-90% of Algeria is dessert. TY Kit Noted.

John De Avalon (36)
Sunday June 9, 2013, 6:42 am
A beautiful but unforgiving land.

Wolfgang W (235)
Monday July 8, 2013, 3:56 pm
It should be mentioned the New Boughzoul planned Capital of the country further inland.

Mohammed Tahar (48)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 3:53 am
Algeria it in full exention all areas (A partnership agreement between Algeria and Germany was signed yesterday in Oran making a turn for the development of solar energy in the news Boughzoul city in the province of Medea.


At an estimated 7 million dinars overall cost, the project falls within the framework of cooperation between the two countries for the development of renewable energies. According to the signatories of the Convention, namely the Director General of scientific research and technological development, Abdelhafidh Aourag and German ambassador to Algeria, Go÷tz Lingenthal, 20% of the funding for the work of this project will be provided by the German Ministry of the Environment. The feasibility study of the project will be funded by both parties at 50% each.

According to APS, the tower of solar energy in the new town of Boughzoul will be collected before the end of 2014 or early 2015 at the latest. The project will, according to its founders, "to have a separate scientific ground for the development of solar energy and an experimental space for researchers and stakeholders in the development of renewable energy sector."

It is also planned as part of this project a training program for managers, in addition to technology transfer to Algeria. The German ambassador to Algeria said that the project "is the result of the dynamics of cooperation between the two countries," noting that opportunities for development of cooperation between the two countries in this area are "enormous." For his part, the Director General of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Algerian-German, Christoph Partsch reiterated the willingness of his country to reach a business partnership and bilateral cooperation in various fields.) Http:// / watch? v = oNxtYe3eQDA http://www / watch? v = gW1WbE2cE1A

Mohammed Tahar (48)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 4:12 am
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