Welcome to Algeria

Peace be upon you all , 2381741 km2 will be a house of all of you, 41 millions habitant will be your family, 48 state is ready to host you, all Algeria is reserved for you from North to South, from East to West… you're welcome in our country.. Welcome to Algeria.
Algeria is the largest country in Africa, the Arab world, the Mediterranean basin and the tenth-largest in the world. It is bordered by Tunisia, Libya, Niger, Mali, Mauritania, Western Sahara and Morocco; and it’s now becoming a tourist destination thinks to its beauty sites and its diversified cultures: Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs, Spanish, Turks, and French. Ex-French’s colony.
The capital city is Algiers “city of contrast “ located in and around waterfront area, known by its architecture style which is a mixture of Arabic and colonial architecture , it's stunning white facades and board Boulevards.
Official language is Arabic and religion is Islam. Every corner of this fabulous country has its own features and own history .. North Algeria overlooking the coastline from the north west including Oran, Sidi bel abbas, Ain temouchant, Mascara,... The north west including Constantine, Annaba, Skikda, Bejaya where is the coastal road of kabylie
Finally, the Sahara, though to be flat, monotonous and empty it’s however living, changing and magical. Presenting as large and diverse country as Algeria is such an ambitious undertaking

Discover Algeria's map

Africa’s largest country, never fails to make an impression and offers attractions. The capital, Algiers, is one of the Maghreb's most urbane and charismatic cities, with a heady, nostalgic mix of colonial and modernist architecture, and a traditional medina at its vertiginous heart. Across the north are stunning coastlines, lush rural hinterland and a number of well-preserved Roman cities.

Algeria’s trump card is, though, its extraordinary Saharan region. Whether it’s a glimpse of the sand seas, or a plunge headlong into the far south, it’s the desert landscapes of dream and legend. Perhaps best of all, Algerians welcome visitors with warmth and a genuine curiosity.

For accessible adventure and a complex, enthralling cultural odyssey, head for Algeria now. And here is a way to have an overview of it through this map ! Enjoy

Visa guide
  1. The official languages of Algeria are Arabic (literary Arabic) and Tamazight, Huge number of Algerians speaks French; however English is mostly spooked by young people
  2. The local currency is the Algerian dinar (DZD/AD), which is made up of 100 centimes. Coins are available in 200,100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 groupings while notes are available in, 2000, 1000, 500, 200, dinar denominations. The conversion of (USD, EURO,POUND) can be done at the local bank in the city you are vesting, which is usually open from 9am to 3pm from Monday to Thursday.
  1. Religion in Algeria is dominated by Muslims, The vast majority of Muslims in Algeria adhere to Sunni Islam, There are also minority Christians, mostly Pentecostal Protestants
  1. During summer, average high temperature is 32°C and average low temperature is 20,3°C ,specially during summer period the weather is warm and humid (typically the Mediterranean weather)
  1. The cuisine of Algeria is a distinct fusion of Arab, Berber, Mediterranean and Ottoman cuisine. Algerian cuisine differs slightly from region to region. Every region has its own cuisine, including Kabylie, Algiers and Constantine. Pork consumption is forbidden to devout Muslim inhabitants of Algeria in accordance with Islam religious’ laws.
  1. Algeria is a Muslim country, and you do not find alcohol sold everywhere, (The fast food restaurants do not sell beer, and the coffee shops do not sell alcohol) .Wine and alcoholic drinks are sold in the few bar restaurants in the big cities, hotels, and night clubs.
  2. All cigarettes are sold freely. Smoking in the presence of someone who is not a smoker in a public place requires his permission, if someone does not like the smoke, cough or ask you not to smoke, just stop and say sorry. This is what the locals do. If you are invited to someone's house do not smoke unless the host does and after he does, you can ask for permission to smoke.
Money & costs


- Hotel room $45
- Kebab $5
- Mint tea $1
- Algiers metro ticket $0.6
- Short taxi ride $5

Credit cards can be used only in big hotels , car-hire companies or big stores . You'll need dinars for day-to- day expenses, but no worries you will be placed with a host family that will help you and make you feel as home

Safety & survival

1-Be careful with all your documents and money, be aware of pick-pocketers.

2-Don’t carry your passport with you. Keep it locked in a safe if possible or hidden away. Carry a copy of the passport.

3-Don’t keep all your cards and cash together. Use multiple pockets

4-Tap water is safe in Algiers, but it’s preferable not to drink water from the tap when you are outside, Ice cubes are made from tap water. Ask for drinks without ice.