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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 ...

    November 3, 2014
  • 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 ...

    October 20, 2014
  • 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 ...

    October 6, 2014
  • 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 ...

    September 22, 2014
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  • Saharan Algeria

    Hassi Messaoud

    Hassi Messaoud is not only a town but also a watering hole and a major oilfield in southeast Algeria. While it has only really gained significance in more recent years due to the large oil reservoirs in the area, the town has been around for many, many years.

  • Business

    Sms

    Cellular phone usage in the country of Algeria is huge. In 2005 there were already some 9 million subscribers and this number has no doubt kept increasing at a steady rate. Comparatively, there are only 2.3 million main line telephone users. Algeria's main cellular operators are Algeria Telecom/Mobilis (GSM 900), Orascom Telecom Algerie Spa Djezzy (GSM 900 & 1800), Wataniya Telecom ...

  • Culture

    Wedding Customs

    In Algeria, as in all Arab countries, society revolves around religion and the religious customs of Islam. Marriage in Algeria is taken very seriously and is considered by most as a sign of maturity. According to the Qur'an, marriage must be based upon love. Algeria's wedding customs amongst those following the Muslim religion are much the same as in other practicing Muslim communities.

  • Museums

    Cirta Constantine Museum

    Located in the Algerian city of Constantine, the Musée Cirta Constantine (Cirta Constantine Museum) was built between 1920 and 1930 for the purpose of displaying the many Roman artifacts discovered by archaeologists in and around the city. The building was designed by renowned architect Cestelli and opened its doors to the public on 15 April 1931. The word "Cirta" refers to the name of the ...

  • Art Galleries

    Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions

    Located in the Rue Hadj Omar in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, the Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions displays an extensive collection of local arts and crafts. As the name suggests, the museum incorporates age-old traditional items, as well as more contemporary pieces, showcasing the tremendous talent of Algeria's artists and artisans. Visitors to the museum will have the ...

  • Travel

    Tours

    If reading about Algeria with its fascinating people and beautiful desert cities has inspired you to travel to this unusual tourist destination, why not take the opportunity to book an Algerian tour now? Often a tour is the easiest way to see the best that a country has to show you and a great way to meet people.

  • Museums

    Musée National des Beaux-Arts

    Located in a beautifully landscaped garden on the Rue Mohamed Belouizdad in Algiers, the capital city of Algeria, the Musée National des Beaux-Arts (National Gallery of Fine Arts) houses an impressive collection of paintings, prints and sculptures by renowned Algerian and international artists.

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