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Algiers

Algiers is Algeria’s capital and biggest city. The population of the city was predicted to be approximately 3,500,000 in 2011. The population of the major metropolitan metropolis is estimated to be approximately 5,000,000 people. Algiers is a city on the Mediterranean Sea in Algeria’s north-central region.

While the city of Algiers seems to be contemporary, the capital is trying to keep up with the country’s fast expansion. Many of its citizens have a low level of life. In the last decade, Algiers has also been plagued by violence. Much of the nation was devastated by a civil war that began in 1991. Things have now returned to normal (at least in Algiers). The infrastructure has undergone extensive renovation, which is currently underway.

Locals refer to Algiers as El-Djazar, and they speak Berber, Arabic, and French.

Algiers is not a well-known tourist destination, and the US State Department advises against visiting other regions of the country. The majority of the notable sites of Algiers are in the ancient city, known as the Casbah or Medina. Those who do make it to Algiers are wowed by the people’s friendliness and hospitality. The numerous historic French buildings, the coastal promenade, and the restaurants all get high marks.

Algiers – Info Card

POPULATION : City: 3,415,811  /  Metro: 5,000,000
FOUNDED :  
TIME ZONE : CET (UTC+1)
LANGUAGE : Arabic (official), French, Berber dialects
RELIGION : Sunni Muslim  99%, Christian and Jewish 1%
AREA : 363 km2 (140 sq mi)
ELEVATION : 2 m (7 ft) – 424 m (1,391 ft)
COORDINATES : 36°46′N 3°13′E
SEX RATIO : Male: 50.55%
 Female: 49.45%
ETHNIC : Arabic-speaking background 53%, Berber-speaking background 44%, Others 3%
AREA CODE : 21
POSTAL CODE : 16000–16132
DIALING CODE : +213 21

Climate of Algiers

The climate of Algiers is Mediterranean, with hot, dry summers and warm, rainy winters.

The city’s closeness to the Mediterranean Sea helps to keep temperatures moderate. As a consequence, Algiers seldom experiences the harsh temperatures that the nearby interior deserts do.

Economy of Algiers

Algiers is a significant economic, commercial, and financial hub, with a stock market worth more than 60 million euros. The cost of living in the city is the highest in North Africa.

How To Travel To Algiers

By PlainHouari Boumediene Airport is located 20 kilometers (12 miles) southeast of Algiers and is named after former Algerian President Houari Boumediene.The flag carrier Air Algerie has its headquarters at the airport.Several times every day, Air Algerie serves Algeria's most major cities (including Oran, Annaba, Tammanrasset, Skikda, Tlemcen, and...

How To Get Around In Algiers

By MetroThe first stretch of the Algiers Metro eventually opened on November 1, 2011, after more than three decades of development (or lack thereof). Line 1 runs from Tafourah Grande Poste in the city center, just south of Gare d'Alger, the major train station, to Ha El Badr, stopping at...

Prices In Algiers

Tourist (Backpacker) - 68 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including: meals in cheap restaurant, public transport, cheap hotel.Tourist (business/regular)  - 133 $ per day. Estimated cost per 1 day including: mid-range meals and drinks, transportation, hotel.MARKET / SUPERMARKETMilk1 liter$ 0.25Tomatoes1 kg$ 0.70Cheese0.5 kg$ 7.00Apples1 kg$ 1.40Oranges1 kg$...

Sights & Landmarks In Algiers

The basilica of Notre Dame d'Afrique, which is only accessible by cable car, is one of the city's most notable structures. It was erected in 1858 and is situated in the Z' will ghara area.The Algerian War of Independence is commemorated by the Monument des Martyrs ( Maquam E'...

Museums & Galleries In Algiers

Museums In AlgiersMusee National du BardoAddress: 3, rue Franklin Roosevelt,, Algiers 16100, AlgeriaPhone Number:  +213 021 74 76 41Website: http://www.musee-bardo.art.dz/Musee des AntiquitesAddress: Parc de la Liberte | Telemly, Algiers 16100, AlgeriaPhone Number: +213 21 68 11 29Le Musee National Des Beaux ArtsAddress: Dar Essalam El Hamma, Algiers, AlgeriaPhone Number: +213...

Things To Do In Algiers

Le Jardin d'Essai du HammaMon 10:00 am - 5:00 pmWed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pmAddress: Rue Hassiba Ben Bouali - BP 141, Algiers 16000, AlgeriaPhone Number: +213 21 67 22 91Website: http://www.jardinbotaniqueduhamma.dz/Mail: [email protected] Grande Poste d'AlgerAddress: Rue Ben M'hidi Larbi, Algiers, AlgeriaWebsite: http://taxialger.com/Kasbah of AlgiersAddress: Algiers, AlgeriaPhone Number: +212 661-398211Website: http://chatalgeria.yooco.org/Memorial...

Food & Restaurants In Algiers

The Bois des Arcades neighborhood has a number of eateries. This is the hill 0.5 kilometers south-east of the large Martyrs' Memorial. From here, you may get a great view of Algiers and the shore. Because the hill is also wooded, it's a great place to go for a...

Shopping In Algiers

Gift & Specialty ShopsCentre Commercial Bab EzzouarAddress: Algiers, AlgeriaPhone Number: +213 770 14 33 57Website: http://www.babezzouar-dz.com/Market Al JorfAddress: Farm Bushaki, Algiers, AlgeriaPhone Number: +213 770 87 88 87

Festivals & Events In Algiers

Although there aren't many well-known Algiers festivals, the city does host a handful throughout the year. Every two years, Algeria has a Strawberry Festival. This event attracts strawberry producers since it includes a strawberry farming display.Festival of du Rai d’OranRai d'Oran is a festival dedicated to "Rai" music. This...

Nightlife In Algiers

1001 NuitsAddress: | C/O Sheraton Les Pins, Club des Pins, Staoueli, Algiers 16101, AlgeriaPhone Number: +213 21 37 77 77Website: http://www.sheratonclubdespins.com/en/1001nuitsHavana ClubAddress: Centre Commercial Bab Ezzouar, Bab Ezzouar, Alger, Algiers 16000, AlgeriaPhone Number: +213 771 68 47 57Website: http://www.havana-dz.com/Pasha NightclubAddress: 24 Av Souidani Boujmaa, Les Tagarins, Algiers 16070, AlgeriaPhone Number: +213 21...

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