Welcome to Algeria
Algeria, predominantly Muslim country, is considered the largest country in Africa, with over four-fifths of its territory covered by the Sahara desert. It is a country located in Northern Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea. It is considered the gateway between Africa and Europe.
Many empires have left legacies here, such as the ancient Roman ruins in seaside Tipaza. In the capital, Algiers, Ottoman landmarks like circa-1612 Ketchaoua Mosque line the hillside Casbah quarter, with its narrow alleys and stairways. The city’s Neo-Byzantine basilica Notre Dame d’Afrique dates to French colonial rule.
The relief of Algeria consists of three large groups: Tell in the North, the highlands and the Saharan Atlas in the center, and the Sahara in the South.