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Discover Algeria's City of Bridges

Almost completely surrounded by a deep gorge, the city of Constantine is sometimes called the "City of Bridges" – a reference to the numerous bridges connecting the different parts of the city which is perched on a high plateau. As Algeria's third largest city (after Algiers and Oran), Constantine is the capital of the Constantine Province and has a long and interesting history going back to the time was founded by the Phoenicians, who named it Sarim Batim, meaning "Royal City".

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Visit the North-Eastern Algerian Town of Sétif

Located on the high plateaus of north-eastern Algeria, the town of Sétif is the capital of the Sétif Province, known to be one of the coldest regions in the country. It is not uncommon for the town to experience snow in the winter months, while summer temperatures can occasionally reach 40 degrees centigrade. Sétif is the home base of one of Algeria's most prestigious top division football clubs, Entente Sportive Sétifienne, more commonly referred to as ES Sétif, and the town has a number of attractions worth visiting.

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Explore Algeria's Coastal Reserves

With eleven national parks and a number of nature reserves, Algeria is intent on conserving its natural heritage for future generations. Along the Algerian coastline there are three national parks – Gouraya National Park, El Kala National Park and Taza National Park, each of which has its own special characteristics, making it worthwhile to visit all three.

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Take Time to Explore Algeria’s World Heritage Sites

As Algeria's only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, Tassili n'Ajjer is home to one of the world's most important collection of prehistoric cave art. The manner in which human life evolved and adapted to changing climatic conditions, as well as the migration patterns of animals, are depicted in more than 15,000 drawings dating from around 6000 BCE through to the first centuries of the common era (CE). Eroded sandstone in forest-like rock formations are another interesting feature of this World Heritage Site, as not only are they spectacularly scenic, they provide valuable insight into the geological history of the area.

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Béjaïa – Kabylia's Largest City

The city of Béjaïa, located on the Mediterranean coastline of Algeria, is both the capital of the Béjaïa Province and the largest city in Kabylia – a region in the north of Algeria which includes part of the Tell Atlas Mountains as well as the Djurdjura and Gouraya National Parks. Moreover, Béjaïa is home to one of the largest Berber speaking populations in Algeria. Hugging the shoreline of the Gulf of Béjaïa, the city has the Yemma Gouraya mountain as its backdrop, with its natural attractions including the Aiguades beach, the Soummam river and Monkey Peak, or Pic des Singes.

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Algeria's Coastal Cities

Algeria's most important cities – Algiers, Annaba, Oran, Skikda and Mostaganem - are all located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea, which forms the country's northern border. As the capital of Algeria, Algiers is also referred to as Alger la Blanche or El Behdja because of its white buildings glistening in the plentiful sunshine enjoyed by this North African country. Visitors to Algiers will find a city with a rich culture and interesting history, much of which is reflected in its architecture and landmarks, such as the majestic Monument of the Martyrs (Maquam E'chahid) commemorating the Algerian war for independence; Ketchaoua Mosque; the Great Mosque of Algiers; and the Roman Catholic Notre Dame d’Afrique.

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Tell Atlas Town of Tiaret

With numerous megalithic monuments found in the province, Tiaret has a long history of being inhabited. The town of Tiaret is built on a site that was originally established as a Roman station or rest stop for traders, travelers and armies of ancient times. Located around 150 kilometers from the Mediterranean coastline southwest of Algiers, Tiaret is in the Tell Atlas region of the central highlands of Algeria. The name Tiaret means "station" in a local Berber dialect, no doubt a reference to the original purpose of its existence.

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Saharan Oasis of Berriane

Located in the north of the Sahara desert in the Ghardaïa Province of Algeria, Berriane is a medium-sized oasis town with lush palm groves creating a pleasant microclimate, supporting abundant life in otherwise arid surroundings. The town lies on one of the country's most important national roads, around 43 kilometers north of the city of Ghardaïa and 554 kilometers from the country’s capital city of Algiers. The town covers an area of around 2,2 square kilometers and serves as the cultural and economic hub of the surrounding area, as well as being a strategic link between the cities in the south of Algeria, and the cities in the north.

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