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[Africa trip] Algeria: Algiers

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Algiers is the capital of Algeria and the largest economic city. Algiers is a city facing the Mediterranean Sea and functioned as a fortress in the Mediterranean Sea. Algiers is known as “Paris in North Africa” and was a French colony, so it is a town where European culture has deeply penetrated. In addition, Algiers is a well-known tourist destination visited by many tourists due to its long history and many tourist attractions.

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Location

Algiers is a city located in the northern part of Algeria.

History

Algiers prospered around 1000 BC with a Phoenician trading post. It became a territory of Rome, but after that it was placed under the control of Islamic forces for a long time, and Islamic culture permeated. In modern times France occupied the land and was under the control of the European powers for a long time. Algeria became independent in 1962 and Algiers became the capital.

Climate

Algiers is very hot and harsh in the summer. It can exceed 40 ° C in hot weather. Temperatures range from 10 ° C to 33 ° C throughout the year.

Language

In Algeria, the official languages are Arabic and Berber. In addition, French is deeply ingrained.

Security

Algiers is one of the safest places in Algeria, but you need to be careful not to get involved because of the clash between armed groups and security forces. It is important to consider your own safety when visiting the site.

Race

In Algeria, 80% are Arabs and 20% are Amazighs.

industry

Algiers is an important economic, commercial and financial center. Furthermore, it is a very active area of trade, and there are many exports of iron ore and wine.

religion

In Algeria, over 99% are Muslims. There are a few Christians.

currency

Algerian dinar is used.

Sightseeing spot 1 : Kasbah

Kasbah of Algiers is a corner of the old town. The city was built by pirates who were territorial in the Mediterranean in the 16th century. There are palaces, mosques, markets and workshops, and you can see how people lived at that time.

Sightseeing spot 2 : Djemila

Djemila is the ruins of the Roman Empire city. It was registered as a World Heritage Site in 1982. Djemila has the remains of various temples, a theater that can accommodate 3,000 people, a meeting place, a temple, a public bath, a public toilet, and a market.

Sightseeing spot 3 : Hoggar

It is a mountainous area in the Sahara Desert. This highland, with its malformed brown rocks due to erosion, is a beautiful sight. It is very popular as a tourist spot.

Sightseeing spot 4 : Tassili N’Ager

It is a plateau near the border with Libya. It was registered in 1982 as a mixed heritage site that combines nature and culture. The murals depict dancing people, flock of sheep, cows and giraffes.

Sightseeing spot 5 : Bardo National Museum

The Bardo National Museum is brightly and finely decorated inside, and you can enjoy the beauty of the building itself. Inside, furniture, paintings, etc. are exhibited.

Sightseeing spot 6 : Algiers Post Office

The former Central Post Office was built in 1870 in the center of Algiers. It is currently used as a museum. It is a landmark of this Algiers.

Sightseeing spot 7 : The Martyrs’ Memorial

The Independent Martyrs Memorial Tower is a monument built in 1982 in memory of the line of duty to commemorate the 20th anniversary of Algeria’s independence. It is lit up at night and looks very beautiful.

Sightseeing spot 8 : Notre Dame d’Afrique

Catholic church in Algiers. The frescoes inside are painted at the end of the 20th century. Since it is on a hill, you can get a good view of the city of Algiers and the Mediterranean Sea.

Hotel

Algiers has plenty of accommodation. Houari Boumedian Airport is nearby. Tickets and accommodations can be booked from the link below. It also supports other languages.

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