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Algeria sits on the northern tip of the African continent, a stone’s throw away from Southern Europe. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea as well as Morocco and Tunisia, it is the largest country on the continent with an area of more than 2 million square kilometres (a large percent of this is desert, though). Algeria has a population of around 30 million, mostly Muslims of Berber heritage, and its official language is Arabic (though French is also commonly spoken, due to the long history of French rule in the country). It is also one of the world’s major exporters of natural gas, harbouring the second largest oil reserve in Africa; these exports make up the bulk of the country’s economy.

Algeria’s proximity to great deserts like the Sahara means its climate is rather arid, with little rainfall inland. Though its tourism infrastructure is still rather undeveloped (as of January 2015), Algeria offers tourists amazing scenes of nature with its mountain ranges, coastlines, hot springs the magnificent desert and more.

Getting around

When travelling within one of the world’s largest countries, proper planning is necessary to save unnecessary demands on time and money. The long distances between cities in Algeria, for one, makes inter-city driving very time and energy consuming. For tourists planning to cover much of the country or visit Saharan cities, air travel is the way to go as it would save one a lot of time and effort on the road. Otherwise, the Algerian Railways network also offers high speed trains to help make the commute.

 

What to see and do

If in Algeria don’t miss a visit to the Tassili National Park, home to the sandstone mountain range Tassili n’Ajjer - or Plateau of the Rivers - located near the border of the Sahara Desert. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Tassili National Park looks like something out of a movie - its dramatic mountains, sandstone, and unique geological formations such as rock arches and pillars in close proximity gives the landscape an almost alien type of beauty. But the greatest treasure of Tassili n’Ajjer is hidden within its mountains, in a series of ancient caves that served as shelter for humankind once upon a time. These old dwellings are filled with a massive collection of cave paintings and rock art made by our prehistoric forefathers, depicting events such as animal migrations and climate changes which offer a rare and insightful glance into life in the past.

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