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  • Saharan Algeria

    Timimoun

    Most people have never even heard of Timimoun, a small town in the Sahara desert. However, those that have heard of it will likely agree that is a great place to visit. Timimoun is situated in the middle of the Gourrara region, which is a part of the Grand Erg Occidental. This is one of the most uninhabitable parts of the Sahara due to the incredibly high sand dunes that shift restlessly day ...

  • Culture

    Newspapers

    Newspapers in Algeria are a vital forum of information for the population. Literate individuals who do not have access to televisions and radios can get up-to-date news from one of the country's many newspapers. Some of Algeria's newspapers are available online. This is a great way to find out what the situation in the country is and can give you insight into the culture, lifestyle and ...

  • Culture

    Translation

    Though the country of Algeria has seen a number of cultural and linguistic influences during the course of its long history, it would seem that Arabic, French and Berber influences have been the strongest. Arabic is the official language of the country and is spoken by roughly 80% of the population. Berber was recognized as a national language in 2002 and is spoken by at least 20% of the ...

  • Culture

    Languages

    Algeria's official language is Arabic, which is spoken by an estimated 81% of the population. All official documents are printed in Arabic and those from non-Arab households usually learn the language in school. Arabic has been the official language of the country since 1963. More recently, Berber has become recognized as one of the country's national languages. This occurred in 2002 and is ...

  • Culture

    Cuisine

    Algerian cuisine has had many influences that have contributed something unique to the country's culinary delights. Over hundreds of years the Berbers, Arabs, Turks, Romans, the French and the Spanish have influenced the cuisine of Algeria. Each of these civilizations has helped to ensure that Algeria's cuisine is an eclectic mix of flavors, aromas and textures, served in a multitude of ways ...