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Some useful information to know about Algeria:

1) -Algiers is Algeria’s capital. Its white buildings are famous all over the world. It is located on the Bay of Algiers of the Mediterranean Sea, half way between Tunisia and Morocco. It is a large city with a population of about 3,500,000.

2) -Tamanrasset is a desert town in southern Algeria. Located near the Ahagaar Mountains, it is today a favored stop for desert lovers.

3) -Ghardaia is an oasis town in northern Algeria. It's home to about 111,000 people. In the summer, temperatures reach over 104 degrees F, with high humidity.

4) -Constantine, in north-east Algeria, it has the ideal, mild, Mediterranean, climate.

5) -Oran, in northern Algeria, Oran has the ideal Mediterranean climate; it has hot, dry summers and warm, cool winters.

Capital: Algiers (3,500,000)Pop: 35,468,208 Official language: ArabicReligion: Islam-MuslimArea: 919,595Higest elevation: Mt Tahat9,541 ftLowest elevation: Chott Melrhir, an endorheic salt lake in N/E AlgeriaNational Anthem: "Kassaman"(We Pledge)Currency: DinarRecreation: soccer, movies, holidays religious festivalsCommon Food: couscous

Fast Fact: 4/5 of Algeria is taken up by the Sahara Desert

Mt. Tahat

Chott Melrhir

couscous salad

Couscous is a Berber dish of semolina traditionally served with a meat or vegetable stew spooned over it. Couscous is a staple food throughout Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia and west of Libya.

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The coastal region of Algeria has a pleasant climate, with winter temperatures averaging from 50° to 54°F and average summer temperatures ranging anywhere from 75° to 79°F.

Some examples of crops: wheat, barley, oats, grapes, olives, dates, tobacco and fish.

Ahagaar Mts.

Major Exports: sheep, oxen, horses, animal products, wine, cereals, vegetables, fruit, seeds, esparto grass, oils, vegetable extracts, iron ore, zinc, natural phosphates, timber, cork, tobacco.

Top five places to visit in Algeria!

COMMON WILDLIFE of ALGERIA:Saharan Spiny-tailed Lizard, Egyptian cobra, Mediterranean Chameleon, Small-spotted Lizard, Black Stork, White Stork, Griffon Vulture and Common dolphin



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