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Required travel documents for Algeria
Required travel documents for Algeria: passport [...]

Electric power
Electric power: 230V / 50Hz. [...]

Area code to Algeria
Area code to Algeria: +213 [...]

Telephone system in Algeria
Like the postal system, the telephone system in Algeria is substandard. Overseas calls can take hours to put through, particularly those made outside the capital city of Algiers. There are public telephone exchanges usually in or beside th [...]

Money in Algeria
The Algerian Dinar, divided into 100 centimes, is the official currency of Algeria. This currency comes in paper denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 dinars. Coins come in 5,10,20 and 50 centimes as well as 1, 5 and 10 dinars. The Algerian [...]

Single entry or business visas to Algeria for one month take 2-3 days to obtain from Algerian Embassies throughout the world. Three passport photos are required and a specified fee; the visa might be renewed in Algeria. A 3-month multiple entry vi [...]

Religion in Algeria
Islam is Algeria's official religion and the vast majority of Algerians are Muslim. Since the departure of the French, Christianity is a peripheral religion. However, Algeria's relationship with Islam has been complex and turbulent. The so [...]

Languages in Algeria
Arabic is the primary language of around 82% of the populace. Most of the rest of population speak various Berber dialects with Arabic as a second language. French colonialism left French as the second language of many educated Algerians; En [...]

Flora and fauna in Algeria
Deforestation has been extensive in northern Algeria, with forests receding to the upper Tell Atlas and the Saharan Atlas. Pine, cedar and several oak species, including cork oak, are the main trees found in what is left of Algeria's forests. Junipe [...]

Climate in Algeria
Arid to semiarid; mild, wet winters with hot, dry summers along coast; drier with cold winters and hot summers on high plateau; sirocco is a hot, dust/sand-laden wind especially common in summer; Natural hazards : mudslides and floods in rainy season [...]