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  • Tourism Development Strategy Horizon 2025

    As the largest country in the Mediterranean region, and the second largest in Africa, Algeria has vast areas of unspoiled territory and visitors to the country can choose to explore the ...

  • Wildlife of Chréa National Park

    The Chréa National Park is one of Algeria's smaller conservation areas, but it is nonetheless home to a wide variety of flora and fauna. Its ancient Atlas cedar forests are home to a ...

  • Birding in Djebel Babor Nature Reserve

    The ancient conifer and mixed forests of the Djebel Babor Nature Reserve located in the Djebel Babor Mountains of northern Algeria are home to a number of wildlife species, some of which are ...

  • A Brief History of Guelma

    The land upon which the Algerian city of Guelma now stands was once a Roman city in Numidia known as Calama. It is thought to have been established in 198 CE by the Phoenicians, at which time ...

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What to See

  • Religious Sites in Algeria

    Notre Dame d'Afrique

    Located on a cliff overlooking the Bay of Algiers in Algeria's capital city, the Notre Dame d'Afrique is a 19th century Roman Catholic Church. As the basilica of Algiers, the Notre Dame d’Afrique (Our Lady of Africa) was designed by Jean Eugene Fromageau, the chief architect for ecclesiastical buildings during French colonial rule. It took fourteen years to complete the basilica and it was ...

  • Culture

    Folklore

    As is the case with many cultures around the world, folklore holds a special place in the lives of Algerians. Folklore refers to the traditions, beliefs, practices, tales and myths of Algeria's people that have been passed on orally through generations. Algeria's folklore will give you much insight into the life, way of thinking and perceptions of the country's residents. Folklore in Algeria ...

  • Sights

    Hermitage of Charles Foucauld

    High up on the Assekren, near the town of Tamanrasset in Algeria, is a structure that not only pays tribute to a great man, but continues his work today. It is a monument to the teachings and selflessness of Charles Eugene de Foucauld, who sacrificed his life for his religion, and the Tuareg tribe he reached out to. The Little Brothers of Jesus, who now work from the Hermitage of Charles de ...

  • Travel

    Eco Tourism

    In Algeria, as with countries worldwide, ecotourism is an industry focused on tourism in the natural areas of the country. It both conserves the environment as well as sustains the livelihood of Algeria’s local people. Due to the expansive landscape and its great biodiversity, ecotourism in Algeria is ideal. Large areas of Algeria have been declared protected areas and an extensive network ...

  • National Parks

    Tassili n'Ajjer National Park

    Most national parks and reserves are created to protect and conserve a designated area, to ensure the future of bio-diverse systems and to provide the animals with a safe environment to live in, guaranteeing the survival of hundreds of species. The Tassili n'Ajjer National Park is unique in the respect of it being created to conserve a mountain range and is not only a national park, but a ...

  • Activities

    Golf Courses

    Golfing enthusiasts are known to try to include a round of golf wherever they may be visiting, and while Algeria is not exactly what might be termed a golfer's paradise, there are some golf courses for visitors to enjoy a game at. The Arab world has been exposed to golf since World War I when the British introduced the game to Egypt, eventually finding its way to Algeria.

  • Business

    Exports

    The biggest exports in Algeria are either mined or manufactured in the country. Agriculture plays a comparatively minor role in the country's overall economy. The vast majority of highly profitable mining or manufacturing concerns are owned and operated by the government and Algeria's government also oversees the instituting of economy-related laws and other necessary planning. In recent ...

  • Regions

    Saharan Algeria

    Covering a vast area in the south of Algeria, the Saharan Algeria Region consists of desert terrain as far as the eye can see, with lush oasis towns and villages scattered throughout the region like precious gems in the sand. These settlements are often inhabited by families who have lived there for generations, many with fascinating tales to tell of the extensive history and fascinating ...

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