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  • Algeria Overview

    Offering a beguiling blend of cultures, Algeria is a beautiful country and one of the first destinations of Ibn Battuta when he set out on his voyage. Algeria is a Berber and Arab country and is located along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. The advent of Islam in Algeria can…
  • Tlemcen Overview

    Acclaimed for its vineyards and olive plantations, Tlemcen is a small city located in the Tlemcen Province in north-western Algeria. During the time of Ibn Battuta, Tlemcen was a busy commercial transit centre and even today it holds a lot of importance. When Ibn Battuta left Tangier in 1325 he…
  • Miliana Overview

    Miliana was founded in the 10th century by, Buluggin ibn Ziri on the ruins of the ancient Roman city of Zucchabar. The town came under the control of Abd al-Qadir in the 1830's opposition of the increasing French occupation in the country. The city was burned down in 1840 to…
  • Algiers Overview

    An attractive city, Algiers is the capital of Algeria. Ibn Battuta after leaving Miliana arrived at the port of Algiers. During the 14th century Algiers did not hold much importance as it holds today. Algiers has developed tremendously since the 14th century and today is a vibrant and modern city acclaimed…
  • Béjaïa Overview

    A Mediterranean Port on the Gulf of Béjaïa in north-eastern Algeria, Béjaïa was a major international port in the 14th century. After leaving Algiers, Ibn Battuta and his fellow travellers reached the Port of Béjaïa, which was then a city in the Hafsid Kingdom.

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  • Algeria Muslim Visitor Info


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    A population of close to 35 Million. Muslims account for about 98% of the population


    Generally the food is considered Halal. 


    Masaajid are available in many places. The Ketchaoua Masjid is a historic mosque in Algiers.


    Arabic is the official language. French is widely spoken.



  • General Traveller Information on Algeria



    The country is dominated by desert conditions. Situated between Morocco and Tunisia, Algeria is the largest country in africa. Its total land area is nearly 2,381,740km².and has a coast line of 998 km's.


    Coastal regions of Algeria tend to have a pleasant climate other than the occasional rain fall, where the average winter temperature ranges from 10°C to 12°C and at summer 24°C to 26°C while the inland temperature conditions are also fairly friendly, Winter average ranges from 4°C to 6°C with occasional snow and summer ranges from 26C to 28C in Inland. The area of Sahara Desert temperature ranges from 10C to 34C and can peak to 49C at situations.

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