The country is one of the Arab countries and is located in Northern Africa, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea in the north, Tunisia in the northeast, Libya in the east, Morocco in the west, Western Sahara, Mauritania, and Mali in the southwest, and by Niger in the southeast.
Algeria is now Africa’s largest country, covering an area of nearly 2.4 million km², compared, it is 4 times the size of France or slightly less than 3.5 times the size of the U.S. state of Texas. But the country is almost only populated in the small coastal region because its southern part is covered by the Sahara, the largest subtropical hot desert.
Algeria has a population of 40.4 million people (in 2016)
Algiers is the capital and largest city of Algeria in Arab Countries. The city’s population in 2011 was estimated to be around 3,500,000. An estimate puts the population of the larger metropolitan city to be around 5,000,000. Algiers is located on the Mediterranean Sea and in the north-central portion of Algeria.
The currency of Algeria Arab country
The dinar is the monetary currency of Algeria and it is subdivided into 100 centimes. Centimes are now obsolete due to their extremely low value.
Climate in Algeria
Algeria is one of the largest countries on the African continent and has to deal with fairly large differences in climate. Algeria is known for its Sahara desert, oases, and the Atlas Mountains. The country consists of around 85% desert. It has a long coastline and the coastal areas have a mild Mediterranean climate with hot summers and cool and rainy winters. In the highlands, summers are hot and dry. Winter rains (less heavy than on the coast) in the highlands begin in October. In the months of January, February and March there are many sandstorms.
April, May, and September are the best months to travel to Algeria. In these months it is very dry, there are no sand storms and you will experience pleasant temperatures.