Database with all the cities and villages from Algeria. Data can be fetched with REST APIs or GraphQL. Source: Geonames.
Algeria, also known as the People's Democratic Republic of Algeria, is officially a Maghreb region in North Africa. Algeria is the largest country in Africa, both by extension and area. However, the country is bordered by Mali, Libya, Niger, Tunisia, Mauritania, Morocco, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Sahara.
Geography of Algeria
The geography of this country is semi-arid. Most of the population of Algeria is living in the fertile north. However, in the south part of the country, the Sahara dominates the geography. The total area of the country is 2,381,741 kilometers sq. With 44 million people living in Algeria, the country has become the 9th most populous place in Africa. Even more, Algiers is Algeria's capital, located in the north on the Mediterranean Sea Coast.
A historical and cultural overview of Algeria
Algeria has seen various dynasties and empires pre-1962. Some of the significant ones include:
The vast majority of the population in Algeria is Arab-Berber. The majority of them are practicing Islam. At the same time, the official languages here are Berber and Arabic. Even more, despite multiple years of negotiation, the country hasn't joined WTO. Most importantly, French is used as an education and administrative language in the country to some extent. Overall, Algerian Arabic is the most commonly spoken language here.
Climate of Algeria
In the country, midday temperature desert temperatures are hot throughout the year. However, dry, clear air permits can drop the temperature in the evening, while nights here are chilly to cool. In Algeria, various ranges in temperature are recorded daily. Even more, along Tell Atlas' coastal part, rainfall is pretty plentiful. However, Eastern Algeria's north part experiences the heaviest Precipitation, comparatively. In this region, the Precipitation reaches 1,000 mm as well in some years. In the farther regions, the Precipitation is less plentiful comparatively. Besides that, the country also has dunes or ergs between mountains.
Economy of Algeria
The currency of Algeria is Dinar. The state is dominating the country's economy as a legacy of the socialist post-independence development model of the country. However, recently the government of Algeria has halted the state-owned industries privatization. The country has also imposed import restrictions and foreign involvement limitations in the economy. The government's efforts to diversify the country's economy have contributed a little in reducing youth unemployment in Algeria. Overall, the economy of Algeria is dealing with short and long-term issues.
These are ranging from the need to strengthen political, financial, and economic reforms to improve the business environment, diversify the economy and reduce the inequalities among different regions in the country. Fortunately, the availability of strong hydrocarbon revenues has made it possible for Algeria to have a strong foreign currency reserve along with a lucrative hydrocarbon stabilization fund. Due to this, the economy of Algeria is pretty dependent on hydrocarbon revenues here.